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Man shot in Oshawa

Durham police were on scene in the area of Malaga Road in Oshawa on Monday, June 15 for reports of a gunshot. One male victim was reported to have suffered a gunshot wound after he was shot through the doorway inside a residence. He was transported to a Toronto trauma centre via Ornge. (Photo by Randy Nickerson)

Durham police have arrested two men following a shooting in Oshawa.

On Monday, June 15 around 4:20 p.m., police responded to an armed person call at a residence on Malaga Road in Oshawa. Once on scene, police found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The suspect became upset with a female in the residence who was assaulted. An altercation took place between the suspect and the victim. The suspect then left returning with a gun, kicking in the door, and shooting the male victim.

There were other occupants in the residence, but no one else was hurt. The shooting victim was airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre and is in stable condition. The female victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. All parties are known to each other.

Police say witnesses reported a male suspect fled the scene in a Honda Civic following the shooting. A short time later, police stopped a suspect vehicle in the area of Sinclair Avenue in Oshawa. Two male occupants fled the vehicle and were stopped after a short foot chase. Both men were arrested and charged.

A 25-year-old Oshawa man has been charged with aggravated assault, break and enter, assault, assault with a weapon and several firearm and breach of probation charges.

A 25-year-old Peterborough man has also been charged with two counts of possession of stolen property.

Both men were held for bail hearings. Further charges are anticipated.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Paolo Dellipizz at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766.