17-year-old boy was shot and killed: Barrie police

A woman says she was in her kitchen when she heard what sounded like fireworks or rockets

Barrie Police is investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in the southeast part of the city.

Spokesman Peter Leon said officers and County of Simcoe paramedics were called to a residence on River Ridge Road shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, which is in the area of Hurst Drive and Golden Meadow Road.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At the present time Barrie Police believe strongly that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate risk to the public or their safety,” said Leon.

Earlier, police said the suspects were still outstanding.

A woman who lives in the neighbourhood told Barrie 360 she was in her kitchen and heard what sounded like fireworks.

“Maybe seven, what I thought were fireworks or rockets,” she said. “Then maybe minutes later, less than 10 minutes later, it’s almost what you would think of 9/11, continuous sirens.”

The woman said she went out onto her driveway and there was a white van parked at the end of it, and what she described was like a police SWAT team came at her and told her to get back into the house.

The woman said she later had her window open and heard a police officer talking to a woman.

“She burst out crying and screaming and fell to the ground.”

Another neighbour told Barrie 360 that he and his wife heard what sounded like gunshots.

Police were canvassing the neighbourhood on Saturday speaking to people living in the area/Barrie 360

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