Investigators believe the separate murders are connected and stem from a dispute
Police in Hamilton have arrested six people in connection to two shootings that killed two teenagers over the summer.
Keden Bond, 17, was killed in a targeted shooting that injured two others as they stood in a Stoney Creek parking lot on Aug. 6.
Samir Omer, 19, was gunned down outside a Tim Hortons on King St. in downtown Hamilton on Sept. 14.
Investigators believe the slayings are connected.
“These two brazen daylight shootings occurred with no concern for public safety,” Det.-Sgt. Jim Callander said Friday.
Investigators executed four warrants in Hamilton and Halton Region on Thursday.
An assortment of guns and drugs — including four semi-automatic handguns, one fully automatic machine pistol, bulletproof vests, three silencers, ammunition and approximately $185,000 in cocaine and fentanyl — were seized by police.
“There are a lot of young people who have been arrested,” Callander said. “They all appear to have known each other in some fashion.”
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One person injured in the Stoney Creek shooting heard about the arrest recovering in hospital.
“He expressed joy – I would say – at the end of our conversation that we have reached this conclusion and he is very appreciative of the work that has been done,” Callander said.
The detective has also spoken to Bond’s family.
“I had the pleasure of talking with the family and I would say that there is a sense of relief,” Callander said. “They went through a rollercoaster of emotions.”
Six suspects have been arrested on 93 charges.
Four suspects face charges related to the murders, the other two face firearms and drug charges.
Charged are Halton residents Trayonte Eccleston,19; Selena Silva, 19; and a 17-year-old boy; and Hamilton residents Anthony La, 18; Jonas Campanaro, 19; and a 17-year-old boy.
“We continue to investigate these homicides,” Callander said. “And we believe that there will be additional charges that will stem from these arrests.”