THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are reporting on a homicide in the downtown southside. Police report that “Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to reports of possible gunfire in a residence on the 300 block of South Brodie Street just before 6:30 pm on Sunday, November 11, 2018. This is the seventh homicide in the city in 2018.
When officers arrived they found a male with serious life-threatening injuries.
Police with the assistance of Superior North EMS paramedics and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue firefighters began emergency medical treatment.
The 35-year-old male was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in efforts to save his life. The male was pronounced deceased shortly after 7 pm.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
Update: The mother of the victim Claudette Corbeil has posted on social media, “A mother’s worst nightmare, come true. I have been frantically trying to reach out to my son for months now! Only to get that dreaded phone call, my son Geoff died of multiple gunshot wounds, I arrived at the hospital only to be given the bad news. I wasn’t even allowed to see him.”
Geoff Corbeil is her son, the apparent victim of the shooting.
There is lots of speculation being posted online. Thunder Bay Police are in the early stages of their investigation of this homicide. Speculation and other gossip are likely to hinder that investigation.
Police have the scene under control and are continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information which they feel can aid police in their investigation is asked to contact TBPS at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.p3tips.com.