At approximately 12:30am on Friday April 8th, 2022, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls/Niagara-On-The-Lake) responded to a reported shooting on Clifton Hill near the Great Canadian Midway, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Upon arrival, officers determined that three individuals had been shot. One victim was pronounced deceased as result of their injuries. The other two victims were transported to a local hospital by Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics. Both have since been transferred to out-of-town hospitals for further medical treatment. One victim is currently listed in critical condition and the other is listed in stable condition.
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. This vehicle was last seen travelling west on Lundy’s Lane toward the area of Montrose Road and Highway 420, in the City of Niagara Falls.
The NRPS Homicide Unit has assumed carriage of the investigation. At this stage of the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest an ongoing threat to public safety.
At this time, police remain on-scene along with the NRPS Forensic Services Unit. Clifton Hill has been closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic and it is not expected to re-open for several hours.
Anyone with information or may have been in the area with any dash-cam footage is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 905-688-4111, option 4, badge #9104.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.