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Guelph police arrest man wanted for Shelburne house fire

The man arrested at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday is also a person of interest in a Brampton shooting
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The hunt for a man wanted in connection with a Shelburne house fire, who was also sought after by Peel police as a person of interest in a Brampton shooting, ended in Guelph over the weekend.

Guelph police confirm officers were called to Guelph General Hospital at 12:21 p.m. Sunday.

"A male was located there, taken into custody (by Guelph police)," said spokesperson Scott Tracey.

"(He) was subsequently turned over to officers from Peel Regional Police later in the afternoon."

Tracey said a warrant was issued for the man in question by Peel police for charges, including arson. Guelph police do not release names of people arrested except in exceptional circumstances.

Peel police said in a release Orane Bryon was wanted after a house in Shelburne was set ablaze early Saturday morning. Nobody was home at the time, police said.

Byron was also named as a person of interest after an adult woman was shot Friday morning in a Brampton neighbourhood. Officers were called around 10 a.m. Friday, and found the woman, who was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Peel police Cst. Heather Cannon said the 40-year-old Bryon was "in an intimate partner relationship with the victim of the shooting," and is in custody in connection with an arson.

Byron is only considered a person of interest in the shooting.

Police said it's too early to tell if the shooting and fire are connected, and the shooting is under investigation.

But police said investigators were informed by witnesses a 2013 grey Hyundai Elantra with licence plate CXTV527 – which Byron was said to be associated with – was found in the driveway of the Shelburne house just before the fire.