Waterloo Regional Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Shooting

Posted on Friday September 21, 2018

Waterloo Region, Ontario Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred in Kitchener on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Police responded to a parking lot in the area of Pandora Avenue and King Street in Kitchener around 11:15 a.m. after receiving several 9-1-1 calls involving a shooting.

Upon arrival, an adult male was discovered deceased. Witnesses reported seeing two individuals fleeing the area in a white, four-door Mercedes car. The vehicle had a stolen licence plate attached to it reading: BZBP153.

The vehicle left the area eastbound on Highway 401, exiting briefly at Highway 6 South, where it travelled a short distance and then reversed its direction to return to the eastbound lanes of Highway 401. At this time, a police vehicle collided with a pick-up truck, causing minor injuries to the officer and the driver of the truck.

The suspect vehicle was last seen near Highway 401 in the Erin Mills area.

Waterloo Regional Police believe this is a targeted incident and there is no concern for community safety.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Major Crime Unit, General Detectives and Forensic Identification officers are currently investigating. A command post has been set up in the area of Pandora Avenue and King Street and investigators are encouraging anyone with information to speak to an officer on scene or to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8666 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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