Two charged in relation to the fatal shooting of Ernest Renaud in Kirkland Lake Ontario

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Ontario Provincial Police said Ernest Renaud, 47, was shot at a location on Second Street East in Kirkland Lake around on June 8th at approximately 10:00pm.

Investigators said the shooting was targeted. As a result of the investigation Mathew Leiva-Pineda, 21, of Barrie, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, and Jeffrey Rodrigue, 30, of Dobie, has also been arrested and charged with accessory after the fact (murder).

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at