Peterborough woman dies after reports of multiple gun shots downtown early Friday morning

Police launch homicide investigation after woman died in hospital following shooting incident at Wolfe Street and Aylmer Street area

Police car lights. (Stock photo)

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a Peterborough woman died following reports of multiple gun shots early Friday morning (June 2).

At around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, officers were called to the area of Wolfe Street and Aylmer Street about reports of the gun shots.

After arriving, officers located a victim who was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and later pronounced dead. Police have not released any information about the victim’s identity or the nature of her injuries.

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There will continue to be a large police presence in the area for the investigation, and police are asking people to stay away from the area if they do not need to be there.

Anyone with information or video from the area is asked to call Detective Constable Lacey White at 705-876-1122 ext. 266, the Peterborough Police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 est. 555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

The homicide investigation is in its early stages, and police say they will provide updates when more information is available.