(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 www.p3tips.com.
Pet-Tastic made this statement:
There was an incident at the store today where a wounded individual and an armed individual entered the store. We are all unharmed but a bit shaken up. A big shout out to the police who arrived faster than we could have ever expected. The police are investigating this incident and the store will be closed for the rest of the day today until we get it cleaned up. We thank all our customers for their support during this scary time.