OPP investigates shooting in Espanola

Three in custody

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On Thursday January 21, 2021 at approximately 10:20 a.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a shooting incident on Albert Street in Espanola. A person suffered a gunshot wound and has been transported to a nearby hospital with serious life threatening injuries. The three suspects believed to be involved in this incident then fled the area in a vehicle via Highway 17. 

OPP immediately engaged the assistance of Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) who deployed their tactical unit to assist. A short time later, the GSPS Tactical Unit arrested three individuals believed to be involved in the shooting while they were traveling in Lively, Ontario. The investigation is ongoing with members of the OPP’s Manitoulin Detachment Crime Unit under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch. 

Assisting with this investigation was an OPP Critical Incident Commander, an OPP Community Street Crime Unit, an OPP Canine Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services.  The OPP would like to thank GSPS and the Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB Paramedic Services for their assistance. 

Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.p3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.