Kingston Police are investigating firearms fired in the Kingscourt area

A large police presence came down in the Kingscourt neighborhood of Kingston after several residents contacted emergency services after hearing what sounded like gunshots.

A Kingston Police Crosser is sitting outside an Alfred Street residence, cordoned off by police, after the firing of a firearm in the Kingscourt neighborhood on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Police say they believe the shooting was aimed at place of residence. Photo by Cody Stafford-Arenburg.

The incident took place at about 14:00 on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 and resulted in several Kingston Police vehicles, including the forensic identification unit, along the streets of Kingscourt, particularly along Alfred Street and Seventh Avenue. Many residents in the area reported that police officers searched the area and searched through farms, though no one at the time knew if the sounds that dozens of residents heard were in fact shots.

Vehicles from the Kingston Police Forensic Identification Unit parked along the side of Alfred Street after residents in the Kingscourt area reported hearing what sounded like shots on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Photo by Cody Stafford-Arenburg.

At around 5.15pm that day, Kingston police confirmed that there was no risk to public safety, saying officers in the area at the time were simply conducting an investigation.

About kl. 11:25 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, Kingston Police reported that a firearm was dropped on a residence (as opposed to inside a residence) on Alfred Street near Seventh Avenue the afternoon before.

“The scene of the incident is believed to have been the target of the suspect or suspects and this did not appear to be a random attack,” police said in a press release.

– There were no injuries as a result of the shooting.

According to police, the incident is now in focus for an actively ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to notify the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit (613-549-4660 extension 0 and ask for Major Crimes Unit), or to contact Detective Jim Veltman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6300.

While the number of police vehicles in the area decreased, a small number of cruisers and officers from Kingston Police remained in the area, where a firearm was fired at about 1 p.m. 14.00 well into the evening on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Photo by Cody Stafford – Arenburg.

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