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Afternoon shooting closes downtown Barrie streets near waterfront

'We’re still in the infancy of trying to figure it out, and (determine) the victim's status,' police officer says at Lakeshore Mews scene

City police are investigating a shooting that happened late Friday afternoon in downtown Barrie.

Officers cordoned off an area at the back of a building on Lakeshore Mews, in the area of Simcoe and Mulcaster streets near the Barrie waterfront, with police tape.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m., Nov. 24.

“We’re still in the infancy of trying to figure it out, and (determine) the victim's status,” an officer at the scene told BarrieToday.

“It appears to be an isolated incident with no threat to public safety,” he added.

The officer confirmed the shooting scene is located at the rear of the building at 133 Dunlop St. E., backing onto Lakeshore Mews.

Police could also be seen on the fire-escape stairway part way up the back of the building.

A woman who said she works as a server at a nearby restaurant said she witnessed the aftermath of the shooting.

“There was a woman in a red jacket running and waving her arms. She was young, with dark hair,” the witness told BarrieToday.

After paramedics arrived, the witness said she saw what appeared to be a victim on a stretcher with blankets over top of them.

No other information has been provided by police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Barrie police at 705-725-7025.

BarrieToday will provide an update when more information becomes available.



About the Author: Kevin Lamb

Kevin Lamb picked up a camera in 2000 and by 2005 was freelancing for the Barrie Examiner newspaper until its closure in 2017. He is an award-winning photojournalist, with his work having been seen in many news outlets across Canada and internationally
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