Belleville structure fire happened at same residence as April 29 shooting: police

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Belleville police have confirmed that the residence at 1149 Highway 37 that was the scene of a structure fire early in the morning of Wednesday, May 8, is the same address that was involved in a shooting on April 29.

“When police and fire arrived, the residence was fully engulfed in flames,” a media release from Belleville police reads.

Police say the residence was empty at the time of the fire, and there are no reported injuries. The road has now re-opened, however Belleville police told Quinteist that motorists in the area are still asked to be mindful as emergency personnel remain working in the area.

The Belleville Police Service, Belleville Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office continue to investigate the cause of the fire. Police are asking anyone with information, home video or vehicle video in the area of Highway # 37 and Harmony Road area to email,  call 613-966-0882 ext.3600 or Quinte Crime Stoppers.

The April 29 incident also still remains under investigation by the Belleville Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division,” reads a media release from police.

Police continue to seek witnesses and any video related to the occurrence. Anyone with information or video is requested to contact or Quinte Crime Stoppers.

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