Incident on Dease and MacKenzie Frustrating McKellar Ward Councillor

Thunder Bay City Hall
Thunder Bay City Hall

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are still investigating what is now being reported as a possible shooting in the Mackenzie/Dease Street neighbourhood.

McKellar Ward Councillor Brian Hamilton has made a statement on the incident: “I am beyond frustrated with this situation. Police have known about this house for months.

“Neighbours have been organizing and trying to work with police & bylaw to address the rampant issues at this address. There have been arrests. Apparently not enough. This is similar to the Algoma St murder where drug deals/prostitution went unchecked for months before the occupant was finally murdered.”

Hamilton adds, “Not sure the answer here but if local police need help, we need to get them help. Not just money, but advocacy at the federal level. We also need to encourage cooperation between neighbours, police, agencies and the City. Events like this are traumatizing, isolating and highlight the need for serious attention at the street level.

“Please contact City Council, all of them. This isn’t a Ward issue. This is the front line and requires the attention of the entire community,” concludes Hamilton.

Hamilton’s comments were posted on his Facebook page.

Thunder Bay Police Service is expected to release more facts on this incident this morning.

NetNewsLedger will keep you up to date on this developing report.