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Man, 19, shot dead in Hamilton Tim Hortons parking lot

Last Updated Sep 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm EDT

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Hamilton police are searching for a suspect after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside a Tim Hortons on Tuesday afternoon, in what investigators believe was a targeted incident.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on King Street West shortly before 3 p.m.

When they arrived, they found the man dead in the parking lot. Police have identified him as Sabir Hassen Omer from Hamilton.

Police said the victim and another person were approached by the male suspect in the parking lot and a short verbal exchange took place prior to the shooting.

Police said the second person was able to flee the area but was not injured.

The suspect fled on foot. Police describe him as being between five feet six inches and five feet eight inches tall, with a medium build, and at the time, was wearing dark clothing and and dark shoes.

Police are asking anyone who has security camera footage of the area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., as well as witnesses who were in the area before and during the shooting, to contact them.

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