Police are now seeking two suspects following a shooting in Downtown London that left one person in critical condition early Wednesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to 550 Ridout St. at Kent St. 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 with life-threatening injuries to his face. He underwent emergency surgery, and remains in critical condition Thursday morning.
Early reports said EMS responded to a male who was in and out of consciousness, bleeding from the face, and that he had heard a blast prior to his injuries.
Police are calling the shooting the result of a targeted robbery. There were two other occupants inside the dwelling at the time, but officers say they were not harmed.
The victim’s identity not been released, as police say it could compromise their investigation.
No weapons have been recovered in relation to the incident.
Police are currently seeking two black males. The first suspect is described as being 6 ft tall, weighing around 230 lbs, bald with a muscular build. The second suspect is around 5 ft 7, 140 to 160 lbs, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
One of the suspects was armed with a handgun, but both men are to be considered armed and dangerous.
Members of the Major Crime Section have been called in to assist in the investigation.
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 St. was closed for several hours between Kent St. and Albert St., but reopened to traffic around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.