Hamilton Police Say A 17-Year-Old Girl Was Shot Dead Due To 'Carelessness'
The victim was not an intended target, say police.
Hamilton Police have laid an arrest in the death of 17-year-old Myah Larmond on July 16. A 21-year-old man is being charged with manslaughter as police evidence suggests the death may have been unintentional. Police have declined to release the name of the suspect in the Hamilton shooting at this time.
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According to a police press release, just after 4 a.m., on July 15, officers responded to a call in the area of St. Matthews Avenue in Hamilton.
When they arrived, officers found the victim with a gunshot wound and transported her to a nearby hospital.
Unfortunately, Larmond succumbed to her injuries while in care at about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
It wasn't until 2:35 a.m. that detectives were able to identify the suspect and arrested him nearby on July 16.
Police are not releasing the suspects name at the time, as stated by CP24.
And it seems that the killing was not intentional.
According the police release, there is no sign that shows this incident was intended and the evidence "supports an element of carelessness and recklessness by the accused."
At the moment, police have not been able to locate the firearm just yet. People living in the area are being asked to search their properties just in case it was dropped near by or concealed.
"Detectives continue to urge anyone who was present in the house at the time of the shooting to contact police," reads the statement.
The 21-year-old male will appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse through video later on Thursday, say police.
Officers ask anyone with any possible information to contact Detective Geoffrey Burbidge at 905-546-2288 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.
This isn't the only shooting the people of Hamilton have seen recently in what has been a tragic period for the city.
Just last week,by police on July 7 after officers responded to a call. The SIU is currently handling the investigation.
Speaking of the SIU, the investigations unit was also called to look into
And a similar investigation is also underway into the.