Londoner Matt Rodgers, hurt in what police call a ‘targeted’ Oakville shooting, is the son of high-profile Rygar Properties owner John Rodgers

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The son of a London developer with two high-profile projects on the go remains in critical condition after a “targeted” shooting in Oakville.

The developer, John Rodgers of Rygar Properties, told The London Free Press Wednesday it’s unfair to cast his son Matthew in the light of troubles with the law from years ago.

“You dragged up stuff from 17 to 18 years ago that has no relevance at all,” an angry Rodgers said, before hanging up the phone.

Rygar and John Rodgers have surfaced as potential change-­makers in the city’s core, with a 700-unit, multi-tower development planned for Talbot Street on the former Camden Terrace site and a 200-unit highrise for 150 Dundas St.

London politicians have trumpeted the Camden Terrace building as the tallest between Mississauga and Calgary.

“This will be the largest private investment in the downtown in the history of London,” Rodgers said in the fall of 2016.

But the scale of two projects at the same time, by a developer with no track record of building residential highrises, has raised concerns at city hall.

“The applicant has two applications before us. Can they be done concurrently? The risk is if we approve this, does it get built?” Coun. Stephen Turner said at a recent city council planning committee meeting.

Rodgers has said he can build both projects, acknowledging he will need private-sector financing.

On July 31, despite some reservations, the planning committee approved Rodger’s second proposal, at 150 Dundas.

But professional success was followed by family tragedy five days later.

About 9:30 a.m.. last Friday, a 35-year-old man was shot near Trafalgar and Cornwall roads in Oakville.

Halton Regional police called the incident “targeted” and say there’s no danger to the rest of the public.

An inspector with the police department told Toronto news media the victim was known to police.

Police aren’t identifying the victim, but several sources have identified him as Matthew Rodgers, a Londoner who may be living in Oakville.

Rodgers has had brushes with the law in the past, most recently seven years ago, but has largely avoided convictions.

Police said Wednesday the victim remains in critical condition.

Witnesses to the shooting say three men in hoodies approached vehicles in a parking lot the morning of last Friday. When a man came out of the nearby Sunset Grill, there was an altercation and the man was shot.

Three men fled on foot but police arrested one. Charged with attempted murder is Marley Dorphelus, 21, of Montreal.

Police are looking for two other suspects.

One is described as a black man, about six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds with a slim build. He wore dark pants and a dark shirt.

The other is described as a black man, about 5-foot-9, who had his hair in tight cornrows and was possibly wearing white shorts.

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