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One man dead, two in critical condition after violent kidnapping in Hamilton area

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Hamilton police say one man is dead and two are in life-threatening condition after a violent kidnapping Thursday morning.

Police say officers were called to a home in Mount Hope, Ont., at 2:55 a.m. after reports of a shooting.

Officers say they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds who were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say one of the men died in hospital and the other is undergoing surgery.

A third man, their father, was forced into a black SUV and taken from the house.

Hours later police say they found the abducted man with life-threatening injuries.

Police say they believe it was a targeted attack.

Investigators say there will be a large police presence in the areas of both crime scenes and they are asking the public to stay away.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 16, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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