Hamilton police investigating the city’s 6th homicide of the year

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Hamilton Police responded to reports of a male victim who had been shot in the area of 470 Beach Rd on September 23rd at approximately 4:00am.

Police said the victim was transported by a group of friends to hospital. Before the made it to the hospital they came upon Fire Department in the area of Dalhousie and Ottawa St. An ambulance was called and the victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 6:00 am.

The victims age and identity have not been released at this time.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Update September 24th
Police have identified he victim as Natshon Defreitas, 19 years old, of Toronto,