Police appeal for witnesses to fifth shooting at HER nightclub in Mississauga


Published September 9, 2022 at 5:54 pm

Gunfire erupted at the HER nightclub in Mississauga earlier this week striking two men, one of whom remains in critical condition. Peel Regional Police have no suspect information as yet and have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Shots rang out in the nightclub around shortly before 3 a.m. September 4. Police soon responded to the scene near Eglinton Ave and Dixie Rd and found two injured men in their 20s.

One of the men suffered minor injuries and received treatment on scene. The other was in critical injuries and paramedics rushed him to a trauma centre. He remains in hospital still in critical condition, but has stabilized.

Investigators have no suspect description at the moment and have appealed for witnesses to come forward. In a video address Cst. Jen Dagg said, “Public assistance is needed in identifying the individuals involved.”

This is only the latest in a long string of violence at HER. Since January Peel officers have responded to dozens of incidents at the club, including five shootings.

Shots were fired on June 24, though luckily no one was injured that time. Mere days prior shots rang out on June 19. All told police have seized six firearms, investigated five separate shooting incidents, and responded to numerous other priority calls involving “disorderly behaviour” this year.

These incidents lead Peel police to issue a warning about “heightened risks” associated with the club. “The elevated police resources allocated to responding to calls for service at this establishment impact our ability to respond to other priority calls promptly,” said police on August 12.

This rash of violence led the City of Mississauga to shut down HER for the next two weeks. Starting on September 9 HER’s operators licence is temporarily suspended until September 22.

“During the suspension period, Entice Ultra Club/Her Nightclub must cease operations and will be provided with conditions they must comply with in order to retain their Adult Entertainment Operating Licence and Eatery Licence,” said enforcement director Mike Foley.

As a City, we are doing what is within our power and jurisdiction to address the ongoing safety concerns and help keep our residents safe,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a statement.

“Gun and gang violence has no place in our city and threatens the lives of not only those involved, but the safety of innocent bystanders who may find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Calling the shooting a “senseless act of violence” Dagg asked any witnesses to call Peel Police at (905) 453–2121 ext. 1233. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

With files from Jonah Shinuda and Declan Finucane. 

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