Shots fired after altercation between two groups of people in Kitchener
KITCHENER -- Police are investigating after shots were fired following an altercation in Kitchener on Monday.
Officers responded to the scene at Ottawa Street South and International Place for reports of shots fired at a vehicle. One person went to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
"Cops started showing up, there was multiple vehicles here, they had the road block off on this side and that side," said Sarah Tennett, who lives in the area.
Police said that an altercation had happened between two groups of people in two different vehicles at around 10 p.m.
That's when shots were fired and the vehicles collided.
Officials are still investigating and said on Tuesday morning that they were looking for a four-door grey Hyundai with damage to its passenger site.
If you see the vehicle, police advised not to approach it, but instead call 911 right away.
The shooting is believed to have been targeted.
Chief Bryan Larkin told CTV News that there's been a "significant amount of gun violence" in the community over the past 10 days.
Those incidents include multiple shots fired on Speckled Alder Street in Waterloo and then Appleridge Drive in Kitchener on Oct. 16. A 19-year-old was shot and killed at a Cambridge home on Oct. 17 and there were shots fired at a Cambridge home on Oct. 25.
Larkin said the incidents are all being investigated separately at this point, but said it's concerning.
"Anytime a fire is the commission of an offence where public safety is in jeopardy, especially in a situation where shots are being fired at another vehicle on a busy roadway, it is a cause for concern," Const. Andre Johnson said.
Anyone with information or dash camera footage is asked to contact police.