Sarnia Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a late-night shooting that sent one man to hospital with serious injuries.
Police say the incident occurred just after midnight, Monday, when the victim and his girlfriend returned to a residence in the 200 block of Napier Street in Sarnia.
“The victim pulled into the driveway and exited from his vehicle at which time he observed a masked suspect,” a news release noted. “The suspect brandished a firearm and began shooting, striking him three times, once in the neck and twice in the chest.
“The victim and his girlfriend managed to flee the scene and get away from the suspect. The victim ran to the Sarnia Police Service to report the shooting incident.”
The victim was taken Bluewater Health for initial treatment for the gunshot wounds before being airlifted to London for further treatment for his serious injuries.
“At this time, the suspect is outstanding and the firearm has not been recovered,” police added. “The Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigations Division is actively investigating this shooting.”
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the police service at 519-344-8861, extension 5300. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 519-332-TIPS (8477).