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Fatal shooting under investigation in Sudbury

40-year-old victim was located deceased inside a residential unit

Updated Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police say a 40-year-old man is dead after a shooting on Bruce Avenue in the Donovan neighbourhood of Greater Sudbury late on Thanksgiving Monday night.

At around 10 p.m. Oct. 11, police were called out in relation to a weapons complaint on Bruce Avenue after reports of gunshots.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a 40-year-old man deceased inside of a residential unit. It is believed that he died as a result of being shot. 

Police said the man’s name will not be released out of respect for his family’s wishes. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends,” said police.

Information provided to police was that multiple people were seen leaving the area on foot prior to police arrival.

“This is believed to be a targeted and isolated incident as it is believed that the individuals are known to each other,” said police.

Detectives from the Greater Sudbury Police Major Crime Section of our Criminal Investigation Division will be canvassing the area for information and video surveillance footage.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.

Updated Oct. 12 at 8:50 a.m.

One man is dead following a shooting on Bruce Avenue in the Donovan neighbourhood of Greater Sudbury late Thanksgiving Monday night.

Details are few at this hour, but police tweeted just after midnight Tuesday that the incident appears to have been targeted. They believed the suspects had left the area. has reached out to Greater Sudbury Police for more information.

When visited the scene near the Lighthouse co-op complex just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, the only signs anything had happened were two unoccupied, parked police vehicles and some police tape in a wooded area between the co-op and the home next door.

A neighbour told that between 10:30 and 11 p.m. last night “I heard five to 10 bangs, and then I saw a big flash,” she said, adding that at first she thought maybe it was fireworks.

Until the shooting, the homeowner had “heard nothing, which is kind of shocking, now that I think about it.”

The person said a cruiser was parked in the yard overnight as police did their investigation. “They were definitely up and down all night until about 4 a.m.,” the homeowner said, who added that they bought the Bruce Avenue home a little over a year ago and that such a violent incident occurring next door is frightening. 

She said in January, there was a more minor incident, when she woke up at 7 a.m. to someone smashing one of her windows. Someone had broken windows all along the street, in what was assumed to be a theft attempt.

“So I’ve been on edge since then,” she said.

Original story:

There has been a fatal shooting on Bruce Avenue.

Greater Sudbury Police said in a tweet just after midnight Oct. 12 that one man has been confirmed deceased.

The suspects are believed to have left the area.

Police said this appears to be a targeted incident, "but public safety remains our top priority."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

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