Police search five locations in Cornwall as part of biker gangs shooting investigation

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – City police and Ontario Provincial Police have searched five homes in Cornwall as part of an investigation into a weekend shooting involving rival biker gangs.

The OPP and Cornwall Police Service issued news releases almost simultaneously Friday afternoon.

Five locations in Cornwall and one in Brockville were searched this morning.

The OPP Biker Enforcement Unit was aided by Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston and Ottawa police in the searches. Police did not say what, if anything, was seized.

Cornwall police say the searches took place on Champlain Drive, Montreal Road, Arthur Street, Guy Street and Gulf Street.

Spokeswoman Stephanie MacRae said a “more fulsome update of the entirety of the investigation” should be available “early next week.”

The Brockville investigation relates to a fire that levelled a motorcycle club house and destroyed a nearby home early Monday morning.

In Cornwall, three people were injured – two from stab wounds and a third from a gunshot – Saturday night after a fight broke out between the Outlaws and Loners motorcycle gangs in the business complex parking lot at Vincent Massey Drive and Fourteenth Street West.

The three victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Five people have been arrested and a list of charges is pending.