London Police have released more information following a shooting in the city’s southeast 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.
Their investigation has revealed a taxi carrying a single male passenger was the intended target of the shots.
A second vehicle (pictured below) that was unattended and parked in the complex lot was discovered to have also been hit with a round.
It is believed that the blue Pontiac was an unintended target.
No injuries were reported to police and Cst. Sandasha Bough says at this point they haven’t been able to confirm exactly how many shots were fired.
“That information is what we are trying to ascertain at this time. We’re hoping that anybody who knows anything at all in relation to any suspicious people or suspicious vehicles that were in the area at the time this took place would come forward to police and give us that information that we need in order to figure out exactly what happened.”
Bough adds that police aren’t yet sure where the gunfire came from.
One neighbour 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.”
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.
Investigators are appealing to anyone with information about the incident, including information about suspicious people or vehicles in the immediate area at the time, to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.