Police in Niagara Falls believe assault on McGrail Ave. was a targeted attack

Police continue to investigate an assault with a blunt object in Niagara Falls they believe was a targeted attack.

It happened at 2 o'clock this morning on McGrail Avenue near Walnut Street when officers responded to what was initially reported to be a shooting and an assault.

The investigation revealed that there was no shooting. 

Two victims were found on scene. 

Paramedics treated and took the two men to a local hospital. 

One of the men was treated and released.  

The second man was flown to an out of region trauma centre with serious injuries.

The investigation remains on going by detectives of the Niagara Falls Criminal Investigations Branch. 

The investigation has determined that the incident is believed to have been a targeted event.

Anyone with information is asked contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 9320.