Early morning shooting closes street (photo gallery)

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A member of the ESU observes the scene from the other side of the tap, September 19, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

Shortly after 4 a.m., SaultOnline was made aware of a heavy police presence in the central part of the city.

Upon arrival in the area of Pine and McNabb, several police vehicles could be seen in the 600-700 block of Pine Street.

A witness in the area said they heard 6-10 “rapid-fire gunshots.” A second individual we spoke with stated the shots woke he and his wife from a dead sleep.

Given our previous experience, the police response which included several members of the Emergency Services Unit, the Ballistics Armoured Tactical Transport, K9 and patrol officers is typical for a weapons call.

Police have taped off a significant section of Pine Street beside the Food Basics, including the North-East entrance to the Plaza.

There is no word on if anyone has been apprehended, or the status of any victims. We are awaiting a response from Sault Police Service sometime later today with more details.

Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to update this story throughout the day.

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. Our wishes of a safe recovery to the officer victim of the attack.
    This was in the oven for a very long time and no one, absolutely no one, did nothing and that includes the chief of police that is allowing a criminal organization to set foot in the down town core.
    Our MP is a dropout for whom ignorance is a bliss, but our MPP and our Mayor are lawyers and none of them ever paid attention to this reality.
    Very sad.

  2. In a Liberal run city that mirrors what is happening in Democrat run cities in the U.S. we are seeing and experiencing a race to the bottom.
    Guess the covid passports and down town market square projects are more important to city hall than the urban and social decay that is plaguing our city.

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