Published August 9, 2022

Arrest made in shooting of a woman in Wasaga Beach last month

Suspect also facing charges in an assault in Collingwood

A long list of charges for a 21-year-old Hamilton man in connection with a shooting in Wasaga Beach last month that wounded a woman.

On July 14, police and paramedics responded to a 9-1-1- call for a shooting at a residence on Bianca Crescent in Wasaga Beach.

OPP officers found a woman that had suffered a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

A suspect was arrested on Thursday, Aug 4.

He has been charged with:

·       Attempted to Commit Murder (four counts)

·       Firearm - Use While Committing Offence

·       Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

·       Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

·       Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

·       Pointing a Firearm

·       Discharge a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent

·       Discharge a Firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner

·       Assault Cause Bodily Harm

·       Fail to Comply with Undertaking

The accused was held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody.

Investigators believe that this was not a random but rather a targeted isolated incident.

The suspect has also been charged in connection with an assault in Collingwood on July 11.

Police say a man was found on First Street who had been assaulted by two men with one brandishing what appeared to be a handgun.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The charges against the Hamilton man in connection with the incident are:

-      Aggravated assault

-      Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

-      Pointing a Firearm. 

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