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    Canada - Michael Gibbon, 60, fatally shot with arrow, Kitchener, 5 Oct 2015

    Police investigating suspicious death after man killed by arrow in Kitchener


    TORONTO — Police are investigating a suspicious death in Kitchener after an unidentified man was shot and killed with an arrow on Monday morning.

    Police and homicide investigators are at the scene in the Margaret Avenue and Union Street area of Kitchener, where the incident occurred at about 7 a.m.

    Officers responded to a report of an injured man who had suffered life-threatening injuries from an arrow.

    Paramedics transported the man to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

    Police said there would be an increased police presence in the Margaret Avenue, Union Street, and Breithaupt Park area as officers continued their investigation.

    11 schools in the area were put on hold-and-secure and the Waterloo District School Board tweeted that “all students and staff are safe.” Police said “the community should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings.”
    http://globalnews.ca/news/2259080/po...859bd727bd1bdd

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    Waterloo Regional Police Facebook
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    Waterloo Regional Police Service General Detectives and Homicide Detectives are investigating an incident that occurred in the area of Margaret Avenue and Union Street, in Kitchener at approximately 7 a.m. this morning.

    Police responded to an injured male who had sustained life threatening injuries from an arrow. Emergency Service personnel transported the man to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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    I wonder if someone was practicing for bow hunting and an arrow went astray. I think that bow season just started in the Kitchener area.

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    Oh, good point. I didn't even think of that.

    This caught my attention mostly because a son shot and killed his father with a bow and arrow not far from where I live.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2010...w_slaying.html

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    Very strange and disturbing case.

    This article has a few more details:
    Gibbon lived alone in the Guelph St. house where he was raised and, because he worked nights at a local insurance company, routinely had a brisk morning walk before bed, said Linda Leinweber, his sister.

    But on Monday, at about 7 a.m., an arrow struck with such force it pierced his padded fall clothing and sank deep within his abdomen. He slumped to the sidewalk on Margaret Ave., 550 metres from his house.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/ki...is-sister-says

    so....it wasn't as if the victim was attacked at home. He was walking through a residential neighbourhood. It would be difficult to stalk someone in that setting, while carrying a bow, without being seen. But since the victim did have a routine of doing that walk at that time, it does increase the odds that he was targetted. I would hate to think it was random and that there was a deranged person who might attack again.

    Here is the location where the victim was found. Could someone have been hiding among the large evergreen trees by the low multi-unit building across the side street to the left? They would have provided some 'cover' for the attacker. Or, to the right about 100 metres, and across the street is a wooded area.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.46591...2!8i6656?hl=en
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    This is my city. It's not a normal occurrence. There is a wooded area near the homes that have deer. People are not to hunt here. It's scary as it really seems police have no leads.


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    CANADA - ON - Kitchener - Man shot and killed by arrow

    They have a sketch of a person of interest that they have released.

    http://m.therecord.com/news-story/59...in-arrow-death


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    The ​Waterloo Regional Police Service said the man is being sought as a result of information gathered during a "mirror canvass" early Wednesday morning, when 250 vehicles and pedestrians were stopped while travelling on Margaret Avenue.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitche...eath-1.3261571
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    CANADA - ON - Kitchener - Man shot and killed by arrow

    This person will be turned in soon. Very small community. He can't hide forever. Someone knows something and that will weigh down the person.


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    The corner of Union and Margaret looks thickly wooded. Easy for someone to hide there.


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    Yes scmom, Breithaupt Park starts at the intersection of Union Street & Margaret Avenue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyannaON View Post
    This person will be turned in soon. Very small community. He can't hide forever. Someone knows something and that will weigh down the person.


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    I hope they catch this guy soon. Horrible.

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    Oktoberfest starts Thursday too.....not good.

    http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/enhanced...ions-1.2601746

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-Cities_(Ontario)

    There a few hundred thousand people in K-W, alone. Never mind, Cambridge and the surrounding small communities, FWIW. (10th largest city in Canada!)

    ETA, not to mention:

    It is held every October, starting on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving and running until the Saturday after and attracts an estimated 750,000-1,000,000 visitors every year.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitc...oo_Oktoberfest

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    Did they ever catch this person???

    http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/4th-bb-g...rloo-1.2562204

    My cousins niece was the girl hit in the eye!!!! WLU isn't far from Union & Margaret - less than 4 kms.

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