A manhunt on the Six Nations reserve near Brantford is over after three suspects in a fatal shooting turned themselves in.
Six Nations Police said Wednesday night the three men surrendered shortly after officials learned a 16-year-old boy had succumbed to injuries he suffered earlier in the day.
Officers initially responded to reports of shots being fired at a home on the reserve around 1:15 p.m. When they arrived, they found a damaged SUV as well as three males suffering from gun shot wounds. Two of the three victims were transported to hospital for treatment while the third refused treatment.
Police say they learned shortly before 8 p.m. that one of the victims, 16-year-old Ashton VanEvery, had died.
Officers spent the day searching for three suspects wanted in connection with the case and not long after officials learned of the boy’s death, the wanted individuals turned themselves in.
As a result of the investigation, Six Nations Police say three men, 19-year-old Dwight Ronald Walton, 24-year-old Kenneth Paul Appleton and 56-year-old Irvin Allan Maracle have all been charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the case.
They’re currently being held in custody pending bail hearings.