2 Harvey St. shooting suspects out on bail


By Jenna Cocullo, Local Journalism Initiative

Two women charged with attempted murder in the Harvey Street shooting in Chatham are out on bail, while a youth suspect remains behind bars.

Each accused is facing three counts of attempted murder.

Publication bans are in place that prohibit the publication of any evidence or information discussed during the bail hearings.

On Jan. 26, a 37-year old man and 17-year-old male were shot, and a dog was killed. The men were taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A third person was shot at but not hit.

On Thursday, a 17-year-old male suspect appeared before virtual court in Chatham for his bail hearing but the matter was adjourned to Feb. 10 after court failed to get through all the submissions.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, his name and any information that can potentially identify the individual cannot be released to the public.

On Wednesday, London resident Rylie Dejonge-Vandusen, 19, was released after two of her family members agreed to be her sureties.

With the exception of court matters, Dejonge-Vandusen is not to have any contact with her four co-accused, as well as the victims. She must also be under supervision at all times when using her cellphone or the Internet.

Her sureties can face thousands of dollars of fines if they fail to inform the court of any breaches in her court order.

Cambridge resident Brianna Gardiner, 18, was also released on bail after she appeared in court over the weekend.

Both Dejonge-Vandusen and Gardiner will appear before the court on Feb. 26.

Chatham-Kent Police Service identified a total of five suspects involved in the targeted shooting.

Police continue to search for suspects Terry St. Hill, 19, and another 17-year-old male whose name cannot be released. Both are considered to be armed and dangerous.




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