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Arrest made in last month's Wasaga Beach shooting

Accused, from Hamilton, facing numerous charges in relation to July 14 incident
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Update: The same suspect was arrested and charged in connection to an assault in Collingwood on July 11.

On Thursday, July 14, at approximately 10:54 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huronia West detachment along with Simcoe County Paramedic Services responded to an emergency 911 call for a shooting at a residence located on Bianca Crescent in Wasaga Beach.

Officers arrived on scene and located an adult female that had suffered a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local area hospital where she was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

The OPP have arrested the wanted suspect involved in this incident.

On Thursday, Aug. 4, with the assistance of Hamilton Police Service, members of the Huronia West OPP arrested Nana-Yaw Asante, 21 years old, of Hamilton without incident on the following charges:

  • Attempted to commit murder (four counts)
  • Firearm — use while committing offence
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Discharge a restricted firearm or a prohibited firearm with intent
  • Discharge a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with undertaking

The accused was held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody.

Investigators believe that this was not a random but rather a targeted, isolated incident. The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times.