Brampton teen critically wounded in shooting at school parking lot

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Published November 18, 2022 at 3:52 pm

An 18-year-old was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a shooting at a school parking lot in Brampton on Friday (Nov. 18)

Peel Regional Police say officers were called to the area of The Gore Rd. and Fitzpatrick Dr. in Brampton just after 12:00 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

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A police spokesperson confirmed the incident happened in the back parking lot of a school, and an 18-year-old male victim suffered life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

Police say the teen was transported to a local hospital without the assistance of an ambulance, but could not confirm who transported the victim.

The school was placed on a lockdown, which has now been lifted, police say.

The name of the school was not disclosed by police, however, reports indicate the shooting happened at Castlebrooke Secondary School.

Police said the shooting is believed to be a targeted incident and there is no risk to public safety.

No suspect information has been released, and police did not disclose any additional details about the victim.

The incident is at least the second shooting in Brampton in less than a week.

Around 3:40 p.m. last Saturday, officers responded to a shooting near the area of Bellchase Trail and Highway 50. A man in his 30s was found lying on the roadway of a residential street suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries in stable, non-life-threatening condition.

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