(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Today around 5:00 pm hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a call of shots fired in Ware Township.
A drive-by shooting happened where a home was targeted on Ware Road North / Jalava Road.
According to the home owner, They had just arrived home and someone on a side-by-side pulled up to the end of their driveway and started shooting at the home. Windows were smashed and holes were made in the side of the building. Children reside in the home. The homeowner said that they were driving up the road and that the side-by-side was driving irratically and they flipped the side-by-side driver “the bird”. The side-by-side then turned around and shot up the house.
The homeowner narrowly missed being shot as they were walking towards the window to see what was going on and who had stopped there. A school bus was in the area and a student was being dropped off at the time. The child ran and took cover when shots starting firing off. No injuries are believed to have been sustained.
The vehicle then fled the scene down Jalava road and escaped down a turkey-trail that leads towards Mapleward.
OPP media release below:
Shortly before 4:00 pm on October 15, 2019 members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a call for service involving the discharge of a firearm in WARE Township.
Officers attended the scene and conducted an investigation which is currently on going. A firearm was discharged at a residence. No injuries were sustained by the occupants of the residence.
The suspect is a lone person operating a side by side in the area of Auto Road and Ware North Road, possibly headed in the direction of One Island Lake
Members of the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Thunder Bay area crime unit have been engaged to assist with the investigation.
There is no further concern for public safety at this time. It is believed that this is an isolated incident.
Members of the public are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122should they have any information regarding this incident. Anonymous information can be reported to Thunder Bay Area CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 1-800-222-8477.
This is a developing story and we will produce a follow-up article with new information once it is available.