No one had been arrested as of Sunday night in the weekend shooting death of a teenager at a party near Lambeth – the city’s ninth homicide of 2021.
It was shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday morning when police say an 18-year-old was shot during a “large gathering” near the intersection of Pack Road and Grand Oak Cross. The area near London’s southwestern edge is filled with newly built luxury homes and vacant bush lots.
The exact location of the shooting hasn’t been made clear, but the probe focused on an area filled with new luxury homes and vacant bush lots.
“Members of the major crime section are working around the clock to gather all the evidence and continue their investigation into the matter,” said London police Const. Travis Buckle. “We will provide an update when we have more information.”
It’s unclear whether the party was in a home, or somewhere outdoors – but investigators were searching an undeveloped bushy area next to a cornfield.
An 18-year-old was found with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, Buckle said. The man was taken to London Health Sciences Centre with life-threatening injuries and died shortly after, he said.
Late Saturday London police declared the death a homicide after officers spent much of the day searching the area. “It certainly is a very tragic circumstance,” Buckle said Saturday.
Local residents say they spotted more than a dozen cars parked on roads in the area around 11 p.m. Friday, and people coming and going. Empty beer cans and other garbage littered the roadside near where police had closed Pack Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call London police at 519-661-5670.