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Second arrest in apartment shooting

A second suspect has been picked up by police in connection with a shooting at a downtown apartment in early April.

Durham police say officers on patrol were able to locate the suspect, who had a warrant issued for his arrest several weeks ago, in a taxi leaving his last known address.

The man had been wanted in connection with a shooting on April 4 in an apartment near the intersection of Simcoe Street South and Elm Street.

According to police, three male suspects – one armed with a handgun – forced their way into a second floor apartment. One of the four occupants in the apartment was grabbed and taken to a separate room where he was shot in the abdomen. The suspects fled the residence and police were called.

A 47-year-old male of Olive Avenue is facing 11 charges, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, break and enter and using firearm during the commission of an offence.

Another suspect, a 27-year-old male of no fixed address, was arrested last month.

Police say they are still looking for a third suspect, described as a white male in his 20s. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Dellipizzi at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2766.