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UPDATE: OPP investigating attempted murder in Oro-Medonte

One man in hospital in critical condition; another arrested at scene
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STORY UPDATED AT 6 P.M.

Orillia OPP Const. Martin Hill has provided the following additional information:

The victim and the accused were known to one another. It is unknown whether they were current residents of the address where the shooting occurred.

It is unknown whether anyone else was there at the time of the shooting.

The accused was still on scene when police arrived and he was arrested without incident. He has a Feb. 4 court date in Barrie.

Police believe there is no threat to public safety.

"We believe it was an isolated incident," Hill said.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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ORO-MEDONTE - On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at approximately 11:35 a.m., members with the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with County of Simcoe Paramedic Services (CSPS) responded to a report of a shooting at a Line 10 North address in the Township of Oro-Medonte.

Officers responded to the residence where a male victim identified as Lee William Lackey, 34-years-old, was located inside suffering life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported to a Toronto area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Peter Vanderveen, 69-years-old of Oro-Medonte, was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder Contrary to Section 239 of the Criminal Code.

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the Orillia OPP Crime Unit and Central Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS) under the direction of Detective Inspector Darren Webster of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Additional‎ information will be released only as it becomes available.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online if you have any information on this crime or any other crime.

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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