Belleville police still looking for suspect after shots fired Monday

Belleville Police Service – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

The Belleville Police Service has provided an update on a situation that led to some local schools being placed in hold and secure on Monday, April 29.

Police say that at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call on Highway 37 and Harmony Road regarding shots fired into a nearby residence. 

“The suspect is described as a male, wearing a mask, dressed in all-black clothing and driving a standup electric-powered scooter with two wheels,” the release states.

Members of the Belleville Police Service Uniform Patrol, Emergency Response Unit, K9 Team, Forensics Identification Unit and Criminal Investigations Division attended.

:Area schools were placed in a secure and hold while police searched the area for the suspect,” the release says. “The suspect was not located. Police assisted in safely removing students and staff from two nearby schools.”

Based on the investigation to date, police believe this was an isolated incident and there is no further threat to community safety.

Members of the Belleville Police Service Criminal Investigations Division are continuing the investigation. Police are asking anyone with information, home video or vehicle video in the area of Highway # 37 and Harmony Road area to contact bps.tips@bellevilleps.ca or 613-966-0882 ext.3600 or Quinte Crime Stoppers.

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