Police investigation into Valentine’s Day shooting in Orangeville continues

February 27, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Baker

The Orangeville Police Service is continuing its investigation into a downtown shooting on Friday (Feb. 14) that sent a local woman to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, OPS officers responded to a report of gun shots fired at an Amanda Street. Upon arriving at the scene, police spoke with occupants of the home, including a 57-year-old woman who had been shot in the arm. Both the Orangeville Fire Department and Dufferin EMS tended to the victim’s injuries before she was transported to Headwaters Health Care Centre for further assistance. 

As of press time, there have been no arrests made. Cst. Davis informed the Citizen that police believe there were multiple people involved in this incident, and that the victim and suspect(s) were known to one another.

“This is not considered to be a random act,” Cst. Davis said. “At this time, I have not received any information with regards to the relationship, other than the victim and suspect are known to each other.”

Witnesses report that a grey four-door Hyundai, with the license plate CLKH 425, fled the area at a high rate of speed at the time of the incident, travelling north towards Broadway. A black Volkswagen sedan was also seen in the area at the time. Police are interested in locating and speaking with the occupants of both vehicles.

In an update on Tuesday, Cst. Davis noted police had been tipped off about a third vehicle that may have been involved in the incident.

“Through investigation, out officers are now seeking information about a third vehicle, a red sedan that has damage to the driver’s side,” Cst. Davis said. “We’re interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen that vehicle, or know individuals who were in that vehicle.”

He added, “We’re also appealing to anybody who lives on Amanda St. who may have security cameras. If their cameras are pointed in such a direction they may have captured Amanda St. itself, we’d like to speak with those homeowners to see if we can obtain any evidence from the footage those cameras may have captured.”

There was some confusion over the condition of the victim over the weekend. OPS Cst. Scott Davis confirmed the individual was transported to a Toronto trauma centre, via Ornge Air Ambulance, on Friday. 

While the injuries were reported as non-life threatening by police, Dufferin EMS Chief Tom Reid informed local media the individual was in hospital with “critical” injuries.

“While critical, in my opinion, could mean life-threatening, Tom explained to me that the classification of critical in their world would be an injury that threatens life, or limb. That’s why he called it critical,” Cst. Davis informed the Citizen.  

While it has not yet been confirmed if the victim has been released from the hospital, it has been noted she is in stable condition. OPS is continuing with its investigation. Cst. Davis noted that, as of this time, the local force was not receiving assistance from any other force regarding this incident. 

Anyone with information that may help police in its investigation is asked to contact OPS at 519-941-2522, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at 

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