Cobourg police investigating shooting after victim ‘dropped off’ at hospital

Police in Cobourg are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting after a victim arrived at the hospital.

The Cobourg Police Service says around 10:45 a.m, officers responded to a call from staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital in relation to a weapons investigation.

Police say officers arrived and were informed that someone had “dropped off” a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim is being assessed for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said on Tuesday afternoon.

The site of the shooting is unknown at this time.

Police released a photo of a white car they believe dropped off the shooting victim.

“The investigation is in the early stages and investigators believe that this was not a random incident,” police stated.

In a release, the hospital stated the victim was at the emergency department. The hospital is open, secure and there is no risk to staff or patients.

“Uniformed police officers have been temporarily stationed at the emergency entrance, front (main) entrance and the staff entrance to reassure both the public and the hospital team,” the hospital stated. “NHH’s dialysis/cancer and supportive care entrance is currently locked and staffed by NHH security to support patient entry.

Police presence will continue at the main hospital site through the day and early evening as a precaution.

“We thank Cobourg Police Services and NHH security for their support. The NHH team is here and ready to support all who need acute care,” stated hospital president and CEO Linda Davis.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. John Linney at 905-372-6821 ext. 2229, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.

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