Community shocked after double shooting claims the life of a young man in Mississauga
Published June 22, 2023 at 8:38 am
The community is reeling after another double shooting claimed the life of a man in the Port Credit community of Mississauga.
Emergency crews rushed to Oakwood Avenue South last night just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 21).
A man was pronounced dead on the scene and a woman was sent to hospital.
The shooting happened near the end of Oakwood at Lake Ontario, Peel Regional Police media spokesperson Const. Tyler Bell told insauga.com. As of early this morning (June 22), the area was still closed off for the investigation. A police traffic incident truck was brought in for lighting, he said.
Bell couldn’t say the ages of the two victims but he did say they were young adults. The woman is expected to recover, he said.
The homicide unit has taken over the investigation.
Although there were reports of a vehicle or vehicles fleeing the scene, there is no suspect information, Bell said. He added that it is believed to be an isolated incident. There are no immediate concerns for public safety.
But the incident has rocked the community and follows a shooting just a few months ago in Port Credit. That double shooting claimed the life of one man outside the Canvas Art Bar in Port Credit in March.
Last night, nearby residents heard and saw a large number of police cars rushing to the scene.
“With the number of police cars screaming by, you just know it’s something bad,” one person wrote on the Port Credit Life Facebook group.
Another person said they heard what sounded like gunshots around 8:15 p.m.
“There was a series of loud pops,” another person said on the Port Credit Friends Facebook group. “My partner thought it was fireworks. Minutes later all the sirens started.”
Other people reflected on how Port Credit is changing.
“Damn, moved out of Port credit a couple months before Covid started, hard to hear because it was such a good place to live, it didn’t have the problems other parts of the city had,” one person wrote on Reddit.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising