London Police remain guarding the scene of a shooting in the south-east end.
Officers were called to a townhouse complex at 796 Shelborne Street, near the intersection of Highbury and Commissioners at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.
London Police Staff Sgt. Joseph Vanderklugt told AM980 they’re in the very early stages of the investigation.
“We received reports, 911 reports, of shots fired in the area of 796 Shelborne Street. Police attended and we have been able to confirm that shots were fired in that townhouse complex area.”
A bullet hole was spotted in the driver’s side door of a blue Pontiac at the complex. The owner of the vehicle told AM980 he and his family were asleep at the time of the shooting.
No injuries were reported to police and at this point they haven’t been able to confirm exactly how many shots were fired.
One neighbour, Cashmere, said she was one of many who heard the gunshots.
“I called police, a whole bunch of us did. It sounded like firecrackers were going off. I was actually quite scared, it was so intense it sounded like it was actually at our place.”
Cashmere adds she plans to move because she doesn’t feel safe in the area anymore.
“Mostly definitely, it got bad last night. It’s unfortunate, this is really scary. This isn’t cool. I feel bad for the gentleman whose car that is.”
Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions, and a motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Officers are guarding the scene this morning, and are expected to continue canvassing neighbours later this morning for any information they might have that could help with the investigation.