After a nocturnal shooting in a popular tourist spot near Niagara Falls, one young person was killed and two more were injured.
At before 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Niagara Regional Police officers responded to a shooting within the Great Canadian Midway entertainment complex on Clifton Hill.
Officers discovered three male victims, all under the age of 18, who had been shot. According to a news release issued by police on Friday morning, one of the victims was pronounced dead at the site.
The other two victims were transported to a local hospital by air ambulance service Ornge.
One surviving victim was transported with critical injuries, but police said Friday afternoon that both victims are now listed in stable condition.
Investigators say a blue Ford F-150 Super Crew 4-door pick-up truck was observed leaving the area at a high rate of speed. It had dark tinted windows, a tri-fold tonneau cover, and a moonroof.
The vehicle has visible damage and is missing a door handle and the front licence plate, according to police. It was last seen travelling west on Lundy’s Lane toward the area of Montrose Road and Highway 420.
No further suspect information has been released.
The homicide unit has taken over the investigation and police say there is no evidence of an ongoing threat to public safety.
Investigators said there is no evidence so far that the shooting was random. All three victims were from outside of Niagara Region, police said.
Police remain on scene for the investigation and Clifton Hill remains closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and is not expected to re-open for several hours.