One man dead, two in critical condition after violent kidnapping in Hamilton area

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Hamilton police say one man is dead and two are in life-threatening condition after a violent kidnapping Thursday morning.

Police say officers were called to a home in Mount Hope, Ont., at 2:55 a.m. after reports of a shooting.

Officers say they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds who were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say one of the men died in hospital and the other is undergoing surgery.

A third man, their father, was forced into a black SUV and taken from the house.

Hours later police say they found the abducted man with life-threatening injuries.

Police say they believe it was a targeted attack.

Investigators say there will be a large police presence in the areas of both crime scenes and they are asking the public to stay away.