Suspect arrested following a shooting in the Township of King

An arrest has been made following an early morning shooting in the Township of King.

On Thursday, February 16,  shortly before 8 a.m., York Regional Police received a 9-1-1 call from a victim whose car had been shot at. The occupants of the vehicle, a man and two children were not injured and advised the suspect fled on foot.

Police closed King Road from Highway 27 through to 7th Concession, while officers with the Emergency Response Unit and Canine Unit tracked the armed suspect south of King Road through a wooded area. A short time later, the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.

“This quick arrest demonstrates how well our frontline officers work together with officers in our specialty units as a highly-trained and highly-effective team,” said Chief Eric Jolliffe. “I am proud of the work our dedicated officers do each and every day.”

King Road will remain closed from Highway 27 through to 7th Concession for several hours for the ongoing investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident who has not spoken with investigators is asked to come forward. As well, investigators are seeking anyone that may have captured video of this incident on dashcam or video footage from residential or commercial surveillance systems in the area at the time.

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