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Thursday, August 18, 2022
UPDATED: Police seek gunman after St. Davids home hit in targeted drive-by shooting


Police are seeking least two men after a “targeted” drive-by shooting early Sunday in a normally quiet neighbourhood of St. Davids.

Just after midnight an unidentified man fired at least four shots into a residence near Kenmir Avenue and Tanbark Road before fleeing, Niagara Regional Police said.

No one was home at the time and only the exterior of the house was damaged, investigators said.

Members of the force’s forensic service unit examined the scene for evidence.

The shooter was a rear passenger in an older, possibly early 2000s, four-door silver Volkswagen Golf, police said. 

The car had a light blue patch on the front passenger door and the front silver rims are different than the rear silver rims.

The vehicle was spotted in the neighbourhood several hours prior to the shooting, investigators said.

Members of the public and witnesses provided officers with detailed descriptions of the vehicle. Police also obtained surveillance camera photos of the suspects’ car.

“While there were no injuries, detectives believe this was a targeted event,” police said in a statement.

Police are asking St. Davids-area residents to “review the photos of the vehicle and give some consideration to the timeline of the incident. If they have any exterior security video cameras we would ask them to review the footage and contact us if they have captured anything suspicious.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, dial option 3, badge #9361.