Dease and Mackenzie Shooting now Major Incident

Police unit on scene this morning at Dease and Mackenzie
Police unit on scene this morning at Dease and Mackenzie

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police have declared a shooting incident a major crime incident.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to 139 Dease Street around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 following reports of a shooting that had just occurred.

When police arrived they located a lone male victim and confirmed that a shooting had taken place. The victim was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he is now in stable condition.

Officers contained a scene and began investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

The investigation is now a major case and involves members of the service’s Major Crime Section.

Investigators are now looking for anyone who may have been driving in the area of Mckenzie Street, from Cumming Street to Pacific Avenue, around the hours of 9 and 10 p.m. who may have dash camera footage. Police are looking for residents in this area who may have active surveillance cameras on their property.

Residents and motorists who may have footage that could assist in this investigation are urged to call police at 684-1200.

At this time police do not believe the shooting was a random occurrence, and suspect it has links to the drug trade.