London Police are investigating a shooting that left one person seriously injured on Ridout Street in Downtown London early Wednesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to Ridout Street and Kent Street at around 1:37 a.m. to reports of a male with serious injuries to his face.
Police confirmed that there was a shooting and that a patient was transported to hospital his life-threatening injuries, where he remains in critical condition.
Early reports said EMS responded to a male who has in and out of consciousness, bleeding from the face, and reported hearing a blast prior to his injuries.
The age or identity of the man has not been released.
City Councillor Virginia Ridley was on a ride-along with police last night and tweeted that she was leaving the scene of a probable shooting in the downtown core at 4:06 a.m.
— Virginia Ridley (@virginia_ridley) August 24, 2016
Members of the Major Crime Section have been called in to assist in the investigation.
Police say there have been no arrests made and there is currently no suspect information available.
No weapons were recovered in relation to the incident.
Investigators are asking anyone who lives in the area, or may have been traveling through to contact police at 519-661-5670 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
Ridout Street between Kent Street and Albert Street reopened to traffic around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.