STABBING / SHOOTING: Police Tape Off Pet-Tastic, Queen and High


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Our newsroom has been hit with numerous tips about a person having been stabbed or possibly shot multiple times in the city’s north side during the noon-hour. Initial tips believed this to be a stabbing. New information is indicating that a shooting had taken place.

Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to a 911 call which reported a serious incident unfolding at Pet-Tastic, located on the corner of High and Queen.

Currently, police have the scene secured with crime scene tape and their forensics unit is currently on location investigating. Queen Street is closed off to vehicle traffic on the block Pet-Tastic is located on. A resident in the area believes a gunshot went off during the incident and a hunting rifle is believed to be involved.

Another crime scene, likely linked, is being held by police at an apartment building located on Inchiquin Street. This scene is likely related. Residents in the area say that a suspect was arrested and taken into custody at this location.

Witnesses in the area say that police have at least one person in custody and have seized a gun.

A male was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by ambulance and is being treated for a number of serious wounds.

This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – What we have pieced together with the evidence we have is that a male shot a gun off near the pet store “Pet-Tastic” and then a short time later, a male was stabbed near the area. Police made an arrest a short time later outside a notorious “trap apartment” near Inchiquin and Memorial.

Police have released limited information regarding this shooting/stabbing incident. Below is the release they made.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a business in the 300 block of Queen Street following reports of a firearm being discharged shortly afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 21.

When officers arrived at the Pet-Tastic at the corner of Queen and High Streets they located a 25-year-old male who appeared to have been the victim of a recent assault.

Paramedics transported the victim to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he is now being treated for unknown injuries. The specific nature of these injuries is not known at this time.

As a result of an ongoing investigation police located and arrested a 33-year-old male accused.

The victim and accused in this incident were known to each other.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit are now investigating the circumstances surrounding this assault, including reports that a firearm may have been used.

If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at