Hamilton police identify victims in fatal bar shooting on Barton Street

Hamilton police have identified the two people killed in Sunday’s shooting at a bar on Barton Street.

Investigators say they have not yet been able to establish a relationship between 39-year-old Jahmal Thomas, of Brantford, and 25-year-old Rhonda Homsombath, of Hamilton, who died in hospital after the incident at Sam’s Tavern on Barton Street.

Two men, a 38-year-old and a 29-year-old, who were also injured in the shooting continue to recover in hospital, according to detectives.

Autopsies on Thomas and Homsombath are being conducted on Monday.

The two were allegedly shot in the basement of Sam’s sometime before 5 a.m. on March 8.

Police say they were initially called out to the bar but later discovered the shooting occurred in the basement of Urban Lounge, which is attached to Sam’s Tavern.

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