Milverton man charged in double shooting that killed a teen girl
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:12AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:43PM EST
OPP have charged at 23-year-old man with first degree murder after a shooting at a Milverton home Tuesday night.
Police were called to 11 Edward Street around 10:30 p.m. When they arrived at the home they found the body of 17-year-old Nicole Wagler, who had succumbed to her injuries.
A second victim, Tyler Baker, was rushed to London Health Sciences hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police have charged Michael Schweitzer with first degree murder and attempted murder.
The shooting terrified neighbours. “I got a phone call saying police were in the area and I needed to grab the baby and hide in the basement so I did,” said Lisa Pettit.
“We basically grabbed pillows and blankets and we laid on the floor,” said Crissely Sippell.
Sippell says she used to give Wagler dancing lessons. “[She was] very quiet in dancing class, very quiet. But I still grabbed her and made her dance and stuff. She had the most beautiful eyes.”
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).