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Sep. 25, 2018 | Tuesday
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Niagara Falls night club shooters arrested
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Police have laid charges stemming back to a September shooting that took place outside L8 night club in Thorold.

The six-month investigation led at the arrest of five people who together are facing a total of 49 charges.

The drive-by shooting incident occurred in the early morning of Sept. 3, 2017 after a music festival and saw five people suffer serious injuries.

Early morning Wednesday (Feb. 28), police units from Niagara, Peel, Toronto and Ottawa, along with the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit, executed three search warrants in the GTA related to the investigation, dubbed "Project L8 Night”.

Charged are 31-year-old Jeremy Chambers of Brampton, 26-year-old Jermaine Chapman of Mississauga, 21-year-old Shammar Miron of Scarborough, 28-year-old Junior Chapman of Mississauga and 22-year-old Justice Marshall of Brampton.

Chambers is charged with the alleged offences of discharging a firearm with intent to wound, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of breach of recognizance. 

Jermaine Chapman is charged the alleged offences of with using a firearm in commission of offence, discharging a firearm with intent to wound, pointing a firearm, two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, firearm trafficking, careless storage of a firearm, tampering with a serial number, publich mischeif and five counts of aggravated assault.

Miron is charged with the alleged offences of using a firearm in commission of offence, discharging firearm with intent to wound, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, obstructing a peace officer, five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of breach of recognizance.

Junior Chapman is charged the alleged offences of firearm trafficking, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, tampering with a serial number and possession contrary to prohibition order.

Marshall is charged with the alleged offences of obstructing a peace officer and breach of recognizance.

"These arrests are the culmination of a lengthy investigation and the cooperation with a number of our police partners,” said Niagara Regional Police chief Bryan MacCulloch.

“This sends a strong message that violence will not be tolerated in our community and those who choose to perpetrate such acts will be found and prosecuted. I am extremely proud of the relentless investigation our officers undertook in bringing this incident to a conclusion.” 

The accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing on Thursday (Feb. 28) at the Robert S.K. Welch Court House in St. Catharines.

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