Hamilton had its fourth homicide of 2016, as a man was shot around 4:30 pm yesterday February 18th, outside a barbershop on Upper Wellington between Queensdale and Brucedale in Ward 7. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful. Hamilton Police have reported that the man was in his 40’s, but have not released his name pending notification of his next of kin.
With regards to suspects, the police release states: “4 black males were observed running away in various directions following the reports of the shooting taking place.”
Hamilton police have identified the victim as Neil Harris 40, of Hamilton.
UPDATE: Erick Reid 25, and Odain Gardner 23 are facing first degree murder charges in the death of Neil Harris.