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Suspects in Sixth Avenue shooting still at large, investigation ongoing

Three suspects fled a vehicle that crashed blocks from the shooting
Sixth Avenue is closed between Cedar Street and Pine Street after a shooting this morning (May 7).

The investigation into a shooting early this morning in Timmins is ongoing.

Around 6:30 a.m., Timmins Police were called to Sixth Avenue for a weapons incident. Shortly after, there was a crash on in the Maple Street North and Seventh Avenue area, which police believe is related to the shooting. 

Three people fled the car after the collision. 

"The police had established a wide containment of the area and a canine track had been attempted. The track did not turn up any suspects. Further video is to be reviewed to obtain better descriptors of the suspects involved," reads an update from Timmins Police. 

A male victim with a gunshot wound was brought to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Sixth Avenue between Cedar and Pine streets remains closed for the forensic unit's investigation. Police say they're also canvassing for witnesses and video.

The incident also led to the closure of two elementary schools — Pope Francis Elementary and Jacques Cartier. The schools were notified by police earlier this afternoon that they could return to normal. 

The Sixth Avenue area has been active for police investigations in the last six months. 

In March, two people were charged after a shooting in the area of Sixth Avenue and Cedar Street North.

In January, police issued an advisory about a heavy police presence in that area of town. In that incident, a man was arrested at the scene and a firearm was seized, though no further details were released.

In September 2023, two people were injured in a shooting and a man was charged with attempted murder.

Anyone with information on today's incident is asked to call 705-264-1201. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.