PETERBOROUGH-The Peterborough Police Service is investigating after a Peterborough woman was killed early Friday morning.
At approximately 2:30am on June 2, 2023, officers were called to the area of Wolfe Street and Aylmer Street about reports of multiple gunshots. Upon arrival officers located a victim who was taken to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre and later pronounced dead.
There will be a large police presence in that area for the investigation. Police are asking people to stay away from the area if you do not need to be there.
At a press conference this afternoon Police Chief Betts said officers are chasing down every possible lead.
“One homicide, one shooting, one death in this city is too many. We take this very seriously which is why I felt it was important that I came down here today to address you and address our community.”
Betts says it is very fortunate that more people were not injured.
“Firearms in our community, used in this way are a danger.”
Betts said the victim did not live in the homeless encampment where there shooting took place but did live in Peterborough.
Peterborough Police is asking anyone with information or if you have any video from the area, please call Detective Constable Lacey White at 705-876-1122 x266, the Peterborough Police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca
As it is early in the investigation, Peterborough Police will provide updates when further information is available.
This story has been updated with more information from police.