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Police confirm firearm was discharged in Wednesday's Wellington West incident

Victim sustained serious injuries
2020-08-04 City Police Stock BC
Sault Ste. Marie Police file photo. Brad Coccimiglio/SooToday

Sault Police have confirmed that the victim of Wednesday's incident on Wellington Street West has suffered serious injuries.

A news release issued the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service states that a firearm was discharged in the 200 block of Wellington West prior to the victim being transported to hospital.

A heavy police presence was reported in the area near Wardlaw Fuels Wednesday after police responded to a weapons call shortly before noon.

Officers continue to investigate the incident and additional information will be posted as it becomes available.