Police respond to reports of multiple gunshots in Waterloo and Kitchener (update)

Near Avalon Place in Kitchener and on Highway 85 near Bridgeport Road in Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Police are searching for a suspicious vehicle after responding to reports of multiple shots in Kitchener and Waterloo.

According to police, several shots were heard around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday in the area around Avalon Place in Kitchener and on Highway 85 near Bridgeport Road in Waterloo. It is believed that the incidents are related.

A male victim has since been found in a wooded area near Avalon Place. The victim was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Her condition is currently unknown.

The regional police are now looking for a newer gray four-door Mercedes with no front shield. Local residents are encouraged to call 911 immediately if the vehicle is seen.

A spokesman for the service told 570 NEWS that police are continuing to search for evidence and potential victims in the Avalon Place area of ​​Kitchener. A remote-controlled vehicle was used to aid these efforts.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, the expressways of Highway 85 to the south in the area of ​​Bridgeport Road are partially closed. The collection lanes on Highway 85 will remain open.

Police are asking residents in the Avalon Place area of ​​Kitchener to stay in their homes for security reasons while the investigation continues. Members of the service’s emergency team are currently on site.

The public is also asked to avoid both areas while the police conduct a proper investigation.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the police or Crime Stoppers.

There’s more to come.

Suspicious description of the vehicle: newer four-door gray Mercedes without a front plate.

Please call 911 immediately if you are seen. https://t.co/VzEUdoVyTe

– Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) August 14, 2021

A male victim was located and taken to the hospital.

Members of our Emergency Response Team are on site.

Please avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police or @WaterlooCrime. https://t.co/YaudJP2kP7

– Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) August 14, 2021

A large police presence at the east end of Avalon Place in Kitchener, one of 2 investigations into shootings. A large part of the area has been masked with police tape, including a piece of forest at the end of the street and behind a residential building. pic.twitter.com/3yeaFge5Ma

– Mark Paré (@MarkLPare) August 14, 2021

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