Three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in Niagara Falls early Sunday morning.
Police said at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers were at local hotel in the area of Lundy's Lane and Kalar Road for an unrelated investigation when a member of the public alerted them to a robbery taking place in one of the hotel rooms. The person said they believed a gun was involved.
Officers heard a gunshot while taking a statement and went to the room, where two males were found to be suffering from serious gunshot wounds.
Police said two firearms were recovered from the hotel room.
One victim remains in an out of region hospital in serious condition while the other was discharged from the hospital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
In connection with the incident, police arrested and charged three people.
Twenty-six-year-old Felicia Joan Marie Dion of Sarnia is charged with the alleged offences of: robbery with firearm; forcible confinement; and two counts of aggravated assault.
Forty-one-year-old Oliver Jermaine Slowley of St. Catharines is charged with the alleged offences of: robbery with firearm; forcible confinement; use imitation firearm during the commission of an offence; two counts of aggravated assault; and four counts of possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order.
Twenty-three-year-old Shyheim Dejuans Slowley Bailey of St. Catharines is charged with the alleged offences of: attempted muder using a prohibited firearm; discharge firearm with intent to endanger life; robbery with firearm; possession of prohibited firearm; careless use of firearm; forcible confinement; failure to comply with recognizance; and two counts of aggravated assault
All charged will attend a bail hearing on Monday at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.
Police continue to investigate this incident with the assistance of the NRPS Forensic Service Unit.
It is believed this was a targeted incident. No further suspects are outstanding.