Police Respond To Reported Gun Shots in Oakville

Posted On Friday January 15, 2021

On Friday, January 15, 2021, at approximately 1:20 pm, the Halton Regional Police service responded to a residence on Lakeshore Road West near Whittington Place in Oakville for reports of gun shots in the area.  Due to the proximity of the residence, Appleby College was placed in a hold and secure situation.  Nearby residents were also instructed to shelter in place.

Several officers attended the scene including uniform members, Tactical Rescue Unit and K9 officers, crisis negotiators and investigators.   The incident was contained to a single residence and negotiations began with two people inside who initially refused to come out.

Just before 3:00 pm, a female vacated the contained residence and was escorted from the premises by officer’s on-scene.  Negotiations continued until approximately 10:30 pm, when a male occupant of the residence was safely taken into custody by members of the Tactical Rescue Unit. Nobody else was located inside of the residence, and nobody involved in this lengthy incident sustained any significant injuries.

Members of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau are maintaining carriage of the investigation, which remains ongoing at this time. At the present time, there is no additional information that is suitable for release, and more details will be provided in a subsequent media release once the investigation has been completed. The lead investigator is Detective Barry Malciw of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, who can be reached at (905) 825-4747 ext. 2216.


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Halton Regional Police Service

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Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca