Double shooting in Crystal Beach prompts investigation by Niagara Regional Police

At approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning, officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a distressing report of a double shooting in Crystal Beach.

The incident unfolded in a parking lot situated near Derby Road and Rebstock Road, where uniformed officers discovered a female and a male victim both suffering from gunshot injuries.

Urgent medical attention was administered by Niagara Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics. The male victim was subsequently transported to a hospital outside the region, while the female victim was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

As the investigation into this incident evolves, law enforcement officers are actively working to identify and locate a potential connection to a tan or silver minivan. Additionally, a suspect description is under development.

Crystal Beach is currently under a heightened police presence as the investigation remains in its early stages. Authorities urge the public in the vicinity to exercise caution and report any suspicious activities to assist in their ongoing efforts.

In response to the ongoing investigation, Derby Road has been temporarily closed from Rebstock Road to Brewster Road. Members of the public are advised to seek alternative routes until further notice.

Updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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