On Monday, April 15, 2019 just short of 19:49, Hamilton Police Service (HPS) responded to reports of a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Wesley and Patterson road in Dundas. A single motor vehicle had been reported to have left the road and landed deep in a forest area.
Hamilton Police Service (HPS) and Hamilton Fire Department patrol units quickly responded and located a lone 17-year-old male in the vehicle. Attempts were made to save the young male’s life; however, the male was pronounced dead at the scene. Based on evidence at the scene, the male victim has injuries that were “inconsistent” with a motor vehicle collision. Witnesses to the collision also allegedly seen 3 other young males fleeing the area. Additional patrol units from the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) quickly attended the area and located three youths a short distance from the scene. The three young males were arrested and the Major Crime Unit (MCU) was called in to investigate.
Although the investigation is still ongoing, Hamilton Police have told us that the three young males that were arrested will be facing first-degree murder charges later today. Investigators are saying that this was a targeted incident and that the public is not at risk. The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) and the Major Crime Unit (MCU) have also told us that at this time they are NOT looking for any more suspects.
POST MORDEM UPDATE:
The 17-year-old male has been identified as Abdalla Hassan and the cause of death was from a gun shot wound. At this time the number of shots and the location of them have not been released as its going to be used for evidence before the courts. Hamilton Police say that a firearm was recovered that they believe was involved in this incident. The family has requested privacy as they grieve to a lost child.
Hamilton Police are asking anyone with information that you believe could assist in this investigation to call Detective Ben Adams by calling (905) 546-3836. If you want to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 or you can submit your anonymous tip online at www.CrimeStoppersHamilton.com/
CASE #: 19-592155