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Dresden Shooting Victim Identified

Published: May 9, 2018 1:38 pm ET

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Chatham-Kent police have officially announced the name of the horseman that was shot this past Saturday night (May 5) at Dresden Raceway.

According to multiple reports (here, here and here), police have publicly named Standardbred horsemen Dwayne McFadden as the individual that was shot at the raceway at roughly 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night.

Police also announced that McFadden, 58, underwent surgery for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound at a London hospital. He has since been released.

McFadden is listed as the vice president of the 2017 Dresden Agricultural Society Board of Directors. The board operates live racing at Dresden Raceway.


A police cruiser and yellow tape are pictured during the investigation into a shooting at Dresden Raceway (Chatham Daily News)

The CKPA Major Crime Unit has taken over the investigation, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Shawn Tremblay at [email protected] or 519-436-6618. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

For additional background on the story, click here and here.


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