Cops hope to solve shootings by going door to door in Mississauga neighbourhoods
Published May 13, 2022 at 12:09 pm
Police will be dropping by homes across west Mississauga neighbourhoods tomorrow (May 14) seeking information about several recent shootings in those communities.
Investigators from the Peel Regional Police 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau say the day-long effort is also intended to raise awareness among Erin Mills and Meadowvale area residents so they can take any necessary precautions to keep safe.
Police said in a press release that they “would like to make the public aware that on Saturday, May 14, officers will be distributing information flyers in areas of Mississauga where shooting incidents have recently occurred.”
Between January and April, police say, several shootings took place in the areas of Glen Erin Dr. and The Collegeway, South Millway and The Collegeway, and Glen Erin Dr. and Britannia Rd. W.
In their press release, police didn’t reveal any details about the shootings.
In a follow-up email to insauga.com, police also remained tight-lipped on the shootings, saying “they are all currently active cases and have varying levels of traction, but we have dedicated teams assigned to not only investigate, but to look at methods of prevention as well.”
As officers spread across west Mississauga neighbourhoods on Saturday, they’ll be leaving information door hangers at homes and speaking with members of the public as they seek witnesses or others with information related to the violent incidents.
Police say their visible presence is also intended to let residents know that they are committed to solving the crimes.
“If there are residents and neighbours outside (near their homes or are seen in their driveways etc.), officers are encouraged to engage in communication with them,” a police spokesperson said in the email.
In addition to speaking with residents, police say officers will also visit area plazas to keep businesses informed.
Anyone with information on any of the shootings is encouraged to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 1133 or 1102, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising