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Three people shot in St. Catharines

Three people were shot in St. Catharines on Thursday afternoon and police say they are searching for multiple armed suspects.

Niagara Regional Police said they were first called “developing shooting incident” in the Queenston and Geneva streets area, northwest of the city’s downtown at 3:43 p.m. Thursday.

Newstalk 610 reporter Tom McConnell says paramedics told him three people were transported to hospital from the scene, each suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

McConnell said paramedics told him one patient was in life-threatening condition, one was in serious condition and one suffered only minor injuries.

Witnesses told Newstalk 610 that at least one victim was shot multiple times.

Police at the scene had handguns drawn and were cordoning off the area. McConnell said a tactical unit was at the scene but has now left.

Police Const. Phil Gavin said the incident is “not an active shooter situation.” He said officers are searching for “armed suspects” near the intersection where the shooting took place.

ORNGE air ambulance said they were called to the scene but have not transported anyone.

More to come.

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