Police make arrest after man with gunshot wounds dropped off Tuesday at Cobourg hospital

Northumberland OPP continue to investigate; victim has been identified and is in stable condition in Toronto hospital

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

Police have arrested a person in connection with a shooting investigation after a man was dropped off at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg early Tuesday morning (March 7) suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim was subsequently transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre with critical injuries. He is now in stable condition and has been identified.

While Cobourg police responded to the initial report from the hospital, the investigation was taken over by the Northumberland County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

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As part of the OPP investigation, there was an increased police presence on Wednesday in the Shearer Point Road area in Roseneath.

Police resources deployed for the investigation included the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, Urban Search and Rescue – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Response Team, Central Region Emergency Response Team, Central Region Forensic Identification Services, Digital Forensics, Northumberland and Peterborough OPP Crime Unit, Peterborough Northumberland Community Street Crime Unit, and the Provincial Liaison Team.

Police have not provided any further details about the incident or of the charges laid against the person who was arrested. The investigation is continuing under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at stopcrimehere.ca. You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

In addition, the OPP is asking anyone in the area of Roseneath during the early morning hours of March 7, 2023 to upload dashcam or video camera footage at the OPP Evidence Submission Portal at ontarioprovincialpolice.ca.evidence.com/axon/community-request/public/e230273155.