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One dead, one arrested following shooting near Latchford

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The municipality of Latchford , in Northern Ontario, has just over 300 residents. (Archive photo)


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Ontario Provincial Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting near Latchford in the province's north.

23-year-old Hamilton man faces 16 charges, including attempted murder, assault on a peace officer, and armed assault.

Thursday evening, provincial police officers from the Ontario attempted to arrest two men for drug offenses during a traffic stop near Kirkland Lake, according to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is investigating the case .

The two suspects fled, and a chase ensued to a small side road near Latchford. Gunshots were then exchanged between the officers and the two men, again according to the SIU.

L One of them, a 26-year-old man, died from his injuries. The other was arrested without serious injuries, we can read in the SIU press release. A 76-year-old nearby resident unrelated to the shooting was also seriously injured, but is recovering in hospital.

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Ontario Provincial Police told Latchford residents to barricade their homes for several hours Thursday evening.

The autopsy is scheduled to take place on Monday.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116