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Updated: Police find man shot dead in Pinewood area home

Police believe this is not a random attack and there is no concern for public safety

Update 10 a.m.:

Reliable sources tell BayToday that the victim is a 45-year-old man who was shot three times with a shotgun, and shell casings have been found around the building.

The murder appears drug-related.


The North Bay Police are investigating a shooting death that took place last night in the city.  

Shortly before 9 p.m. on December 5th members of the North Bay Police responded to an incident at the corner of 889 Beattie and Vimy in the Pinewood area of North Bay.

One man is dead, sources tell BayToday, he was shot three times from a shotgun. Shell casings were found on the scene.

Police are expected to provide an update at a news conference later this morning.

Officers, including members of the Emergency Response Team, responded to a firearm related call. Upon arrival, they found a man in a residence suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital and shortly after arrival was pronounced dead.

Witnesses say they saw spotlights shining into the second floor of the residence and police were in the neighbourhood with guns drawn throughout the night.

North Bay Police are currently seeking the whereabouts of at least one suspect in this investigation. Police believe this was not a random attack and that there is no concern for public safety. However, the firearm involved in the incident has not been recovered yet. 

Police do not have a description of the suspects at this time.

North Bay Police are not releasing the name of the victim until next of kin has been notified.

The North Bay Police Criminal Investigation Section is continuing the investigation at this time with the assistance of the North Bay Forensic Identification Unit.

Police are asking anyone with information involving this investigation to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at

Of note, police initially indicated in a release that the incident occurred in Pinewood Park, but it was confirmed to be the Pinewood area.