Neighbours left with concerns after fatal Beamsville shooting

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Lincoln residents in a newly developed subdivision — some who have only been living in their homes for a few months — are left with concerns after a fatal shooting early Sunday.

Homicide detectives are investigating the events that occurred at a residence in the area of Fracchioni Drive and Cachet Court that left one man dead. Police were called to the Beamsville neighbourhood shortly after midnight for reports of a suspicious person, and learned gunshots had been heard in the area.

On Monday afternoon, the residence on Fracchioni Drive, where the body was discovered, remained cordoned off by caution tape.

A police cruiser sat with a view to the back of the row of townhouses. Another cruiser, joined by a forensics van, sat out front of the townhouses. Neighbours were being interviewed by police canvassing the neighbourhood.

“It’s scary,” said Kiran Sidhu, who lives nearby with her family, including two children, aged 10 and 17.

Having only moved into the neighbourhood last year, she said the shooting has her worried, and hopes it’s an isolated incident and not a sign of what’s to come.

Jennie Tuytukova, who moved into the neighbourhood with her husband in August, echoed those sentiments, noting she now feels less secure.

Another neighbour said there were regularly different cars and people coming and going from the house.

Police have released few details about what transpired on the morning of Nov. 1, other than it appears to be a targeted incident. Officers have not released the identity of the deceased.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives with the Homicide Unit at 905-688-4111, option 3 and badge #9132.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area and has dash cams or video surveillance to review their video footage and contact detectives or Crime Stoppers.

To leave an anonymous tip, contact Crime Stoppers via telephone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online www.NiagaraTips.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees anonymity, and tips which lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Jordan Snobelen, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Niagara this Week