GoFundMe started for family of Pawanpreet Kaur, Brampton woman shot dead in Mississauga

Published December 12, 2022 at 2:49 pm

Pawanpreet Kaur, 21, was shot to death on Dec. 3 as she worked at a Mississauga gas station. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

The brazen shooting death of a Brampton woman Pawanpreet Kaur at a Mississauga gas station has members of the Peel community reaching out to support the woman’s family.

Pawanpreet Kaur was shot and killed on the night of Dec. 3 around 10:40 p.m. while working at the Petro-Canada gas station on the northeast corner of Britannia and Creditview Rds. in Mississauga.

A customer found the 21-year-old and called 911. Police arrived on scene and while life-saving measures were attempted, Kaur died of her injuries.

A GoFundMe page has been started to support Kaur’s family in India as they deal with her tragic death. The fundraiser had raised nearly $2,700 of a $20,000 by 2:00 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 12).

“The death of a child is a lifetime of pain, grief and regret for the parents,” said fundraiser organizer Davinder Pandher.

Kaur was a former student at Sheridan College in Brampton and came from a “very humble background back in Punjab,” the crowdfunding page reads. The 21-year-old was the eldest of two sisters and was the sole provider for her parents in India, according to the fundraiser.

Police are still searching for a suspect in Kaur’s death who was captured on video in the area of the shooting.

Peel Regional Police say the suspect wore a three-quarter-length dark winter jacket with a hood, dark winter boots, dark pants, a dark winter toque and white gloves. Police say it appears that the suspect was smoking a cigarette, and did not pull the hood up over their head until shortly before shooting the Kaur at close range.

Police also shared home surveillance footage of a cyclist, believed to be the suspect, from less than an hour before Kaur was killed. Investigators recovered the bicycle, and are appealing to people who were visiting two businesses in the area on the night of Dec. 3 to review their dashcam footage.

Investigators continue to ask anyone with information on this incident, surveillance or dashcam footage that may have captured the moments leading up to, during, or after the incident to contact investigators by calling 905-453-2121 ext. 3205.

Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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