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Pontypool Man Identified As Victim In Fatal Oshawa Shooting

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Pontypool man has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in Oshawa on Sunday.

Police say at approximately 10:30 a.m. members of Central East Division responded to a residential apartment on Simcoe Street near Athol Street in Oshawa for a shooting.

Police say officers arrived to find a 27-year-old male without vital signs in an apartment unit. The victim was taken to a local hospital but later died in hospital.

The suspect was located at the scene also suffering from a gunshot wound according to police. He was transported to a Toronto-area trauma hospital where he remains in stable condition. Air1 assisted in searching the rooftops of the scene and a firearm was recovered at the scene.

The deceased is identified as 27 year old Justin Blight who was living in Oshawa but is originally from Pontypool.

This is the eighth homicide in Durham Region for 2020.

Noah Renison, age 35, is charged with First Degree Murder. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police say this is believed to be an isolated incident and there are no ongoing community safety concerns.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Det. Alves of Major Crimes Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5407.  Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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