Nine arrested in biker gangs shooting investigation

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The number of people arrested in a shooting and stabbing involving rival biker gangs has risen to nine.

Cornwall police announced today (July 19) an additional four people were arrested when law enforcement agencies searched five homes in Cornwall following the fight on July 8.

City police also shared more details about the victims.

“One Outlaws member was shot, and two Loners members suffered from apparent stab wounds. During the altercation, members of the Outlaws removed a vest belonging to a member of the Loners and fled the area,” police said.

The victims were treated at hospital for their injuries.

Five people were initially arrested on July 8 and then another three during the search warrants at Champlain Drive, Montreal Road, Arthur Street, Guy Street and Gulf Street. The ninth person was arrested following the searches.

Police say a total of eight search warrants were executed throughout the investigation “resulting in the seizure of multiple weapons, including two loaded handguns.”

Nine people, ranging in age from 28 to 53, are facing a slew of charges.

Cornwall Acting Police Chief Vincent Foy thanked the OPP Biker Enforcement Unit for its help in the investigation.