Mississauga man shot to death in ‘targeted’ killing has been identified

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Published March 21, 2023 at 3:34 pm

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A Mississauga man who was shot to death last night (March 20) in a residential area just northwest of the City Centre was “targeted” by the shooter, police say.

Peel Regional Police released the name of the victim this afternoon (March 21), saying Bryan Lara-Alvarez, 29, was gunned down in what they believe was a “targeted incident” just after 7:30 p.m. in the area of Dream Crest Rd. and Fallingbrook Dr., near Rick Hansen Secondary School.

Beyond that, homicide detectives aren’t saying much about Mississauga’s second murder of 2023 and they have not issued any suspect information or description.

Police did say in a news release Tuesday afternoon that “there is no evidence to suggest any public safety threat.”

Bryan Lara-Alvarez, 29, was gunned down on Monday night. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

Several people who commented on the Peel police Twitter post related to the shooting said they heard as many as four gunshots in quick succession.

Police said that officers first on the scene of the shooting tried unsuccessfully to save the man’s life.

As they proceed with their investigation, police are appealing to anyone with information on the shooting to call Homicide detectives at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205.

Shortly after the shooting death, Mayor Bonnie Crombie took to Twitter to express concern over yet another such incident in the city.

I’m extremely concerned that there has been another deadly shooting in Mississauga this week. My thoughts are with all those impacted by this tragic event,” she wrote. 

Early this past Saturday morning, a double shooting in the Lakeshore area of Mississauga took another man’s life. It was the first murder in the city this year.

The 1 a.m. shooting took place outside Canvas Art Bar, at Lakeshore Rd. and Elizabeth St. in Port Credit.

The other person who was shot was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Police have not yet identified any suspects in that shooting.

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