Police don’t know if shooting in Bradford on July 17 was targeted or accidental

The farm worker was shot while working in a field

South Simcoe Police has once again appealed to witnesses or anyone with information regarding a shooting in Bradford on the afternoon of Friday, July 17 that injured a farm worker to contact them.

At a media briefing Wednesday afternoon, Staff Sgt. Sheryl Sutton said they are looking at all possible motives and investigative leads.

“We can’t say whether or not this was a targeted act or a random act, or an accident.”

Police said the 44 year old Bradford victim was shot once while working in a field on the 4th Line near County Road 27.

The victim was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre with serious injuries but has since been released from hospital and is recovering at home.

Sutton said there were other workers in the field but not near the victim. She confirmed the victim has been cooperating with police.

Investigators have no information about any vehicles that might have been in the area.

“If you know someone who maybe does target practice in that area, or does hunting in that area, or whatever the case may be,” Sutton said. “You may know that the information that you have maybe what we need for this investigation.

Aside from the bullet that wounded the worker, police don’t know if any other shots were fired.

No other workers were injured.

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