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1 in custody, 3 being sought in south London New Year's Day shooting probe: police

One person is in police custody and three others are being sought in connection with a brazen daytime shooting incident on New Year’s Day in London’s south end, police said.

Officers responded to the scene of Millbank and Bexhill drives around 10 a.m. Friday for a report of a firearm being shot at a motor vehicle near the intersection.

Few other details have been made public, but police said no one was physically injured.

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On Sunday, police announced that four people had been charged in relation to the incident and that two firearms and ammunition had been recovered during a bust at a home on Southdale Road East that morning.

Police said Monday that a 25-year-old Southwold man, identified as Landon Doxtator, had been charged with seven counts in the case, including one of discharging a firearm with intent to wound.

He also faces two counts of careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition; two of possessing a firearm other than a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence; one of possessing a loaded/unloaded regulated firearm; and one of failure to comply with release order.

Police say the 25-year-old remains in police custody, and that arrest warrants have been issued for three others.

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The trio, Kaliwhi Rodarte, 27, Savannah Taylor Matson, 29, and Donald Wayne Schaefer, 50, are each being sought for five weapons-related counts, police say.

They include two counts of careless storage of a firearm, two counts of possessing a firearm other than a restricted or prohibited firearm, and one count of possessing a loaded regulated firearm.

In addition, police say Rodarte and Schaefer face one count each of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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