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UPDATE: Bullets pierce house door in shooting near Newmarket

York police appeal for witnesses in area of Leslie Street, south of Queensville Sideroad night of Aug. 6
YRP crime scene police car
Supplied photo/York Regional Police

Update at 5:22 p.m.

York Regional Police found bullet holes in the door of a home on Blazing Star Street in East Gwillimbury after receiving a call about gunshots being fired on Thursday, Aug. 6 just after 10 p.m.

“At this time it does not appear that anyone was injured,” York police said in a statement.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or anyone who was driving in the area at the time with dashcam footage to come forward.

The shooting happened in the area of Leslie Street, south of Queensville Sideroad.

York police is asking residents and business owners to partner with them in community safety by signing up for the new security camera registry. The program gives members of the community the option to let the local force know they have installed residential or commercial security cameras, which may assist police if a crime later occurs in that area.

Participants can visit here and complete the brief online registration form to add their cameras to the registry. 

Upon completing the form, participants will also be asked to verify their email address in order to complete the registration.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at

Original story:

Detectives from the York Regional Police #1 district station in Newmarket are investigating an Aug. 6 shooting that damaged a house on Blazing Star Street in East Gwillimbury.

No injuries were reported in the shooting that police say happened on Thursday about 10 p.m. in the Doane Road and Leslie Street area, north of Newmarket.

In a social media statement at 1:54 a.m., York police said there was a heavy police presence in the area as officers canvassed for witnesses and video surveillance.

No further details were available at the time of publication. Check back for more.

Anyone with information is asked to call 905-830-0303, ext. 7008.

Kim Champion

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