Shots fired in residential neighborhood

Princeton RCMP are investigating a shooting outside an apartment building

Princeton RCMP are investigating a shooting that took place early Monday morning outside a Burton Street apartment building.

Monday they searched a unit in the building, gathered evidence, and seized a SUV from the building’s parking lot that they believe is linked to the incident.

Sergeant Barry Kennedy said there is “a person of interest” in the case, but as of Monday at 5 p.m. he had not been located, nor was his name released to the press.

Police were notified Monday morning by the apartment building’s manager that shots had been heard behind the building at about 1 a.m. in the morning. The manager reported he’d received several complaints from tenants.

Many building residents lingered outside their apartments Monday, observing the police investigation, but no one agreed to be interviewed by the Spotlight or wanted even to speak off the record.

According to Kennedy there is no evidence that anyone was harmed in the incident, although he could not speculate about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

“That has yet to be determined.”

However he said police have ruled out the possibility the shooting was hunting-related.

Gun violence in residential areas in Princeton is “pretty rare but it has happened more recently,” said Kennedy. “When you get it in residential areas we are very vigilant.”