40-year-old man killed in shooting in Sudbury's Flour Mill area

Sudbury police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday night in the Flour Mill area that left one man dead.

Officers were called to a home on Bruce Avenue around 10 p.m. about reports of gunshots, Greater Sudbury Police Service said in a news release Tuesday morning.

"When officers arrived on scene, they located a 40-year-old man deceased inside of a residential unit. It is believed that he died as a result of being shot," police said. "His name will not be released out of respect for his family’s wishes."

The suspects are believed to have left the area, police said, as several people were seen leaving the area on foot before officers arrived

"This appears to be a targeted and isolated incident as it is believed that the individuals are known to each other," police said.

Luc Rioux lives next door to the unit where the man was shot in the Lighthouse non-profit homes on Bruce Avenue.

He said he heard a lot of commotion Sunday night.

"Somebody came and knocked at the neighbour's really loudly and I came out to see what was going on," said Rioux. "I thought it was somebody knocking, but it might have been somebody being shot. As I was outside, some gentleman arrived in a taxi with a black dog. They went to that door and within minutes they were running away."

Rioux said he's noticed some strange activity recently at the unit where the man was shot.

"Just in the past week there has been a lot of people coming and going, but it's not people that live here," he said. "So I don't know who they are or if the tenant actually knows that those people are in their house, 'cause I haven't seen the tenant itself in a week or so."

Police confirm officers remain in the Bruce Avenue area gathering information and video surveillance footage.

Tuesday morning, police cordoned off the front and back of a unit at the housing complex.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.