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Shooting and Stabbing within 7 hours as Hamilton weapons spree continues

Sunday saw Hamilton Police investigating the fourth shooting incident in less than a week as well as a stabbing.

Sunday, at approximately 2:34 a.m., Hamilton Police were called to  a shooting in the area of Catharine St N and King William St. Upon police arrival an adult male victim was located. The victim was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police arrested As a result, a 25-year-old male, James Thompson has been charged with a string of weapons offenses as well as  failure to comply with a release order. Hamilton Police are asking residents in the area to review their security surveillance cameras around the time of incident.

Then, Sunday, shortly after 9:00 a.m., a lone male suspect was spotted stealing from a commercial business located in the area of Main Street East and Emerald Street.  The suspect was taking food and other items from the store.  As the suspect was leaving the store, he was confronted by a staff member.  During the interaction with staff, the male suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the staff member prior to fleeing the area on foot.  The injury sustained by the staff member was not life threatening.

The male suspect is described as follows:

White male

50-60 yrs.

200-250 lbs

Blue Baseball cap

Black/grey jacket

Black/blue pants

Anyone with information that could assist police with this investigation, are asked to contact the Division One Staff Sergeant at 905-546-4725 or the Detective Sergeant for Division One Criminal Investigations at 905-546-3833.

In a statement Hamilton Police state they  recognize the impact that these events continue to have on our community. “Public Safety remains our priority and officers continue to work diligently investigate these incidents, and prevent further acts of violence.”

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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