21-year-old woman injured in 'targeted shooting' in Kitchener: police

A woman was taken to hospital after she was shot outside a home in Kitchener early Tuesday morning, according to Waterloo Regional Police.

They say the woman was among a large group of people outside a home near Paulander Drive and Victoria Street South when two men approached before they fired a gun.

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Police believe the incident was a targeted shooting.

The 21-year-old woman was taken to hospital and has since been released.

Police say the men took off on Paulander Drive towards Lawrence Avenue in a dark-coloured SUV.

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Police are investigating to see if another incident that occurred in the area on Sunday afternoon is connected to the shooting.

They say an altercation broke out between two men at around 12:25 p.m. near Paulander Drive and Victoria Street South

Police say they arrested a 41-year-old man and charged him with assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

They say that a teen that may have also been involved in the altercation took off before they arrived.

They are warning area residents to expect an increased police presence as they investigate the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 ext. 2375 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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