Police search for Brampton woman linked to New Year’s Day shooting

Published May 25, 2023 at 8:36 am

Police are warning anyone helping a Brampton woman wanted in connection to a New Year’s Day shooting in Toronto that they could also be facing charges.

The Toronto Police Service says officers were called to the area of Fort York Boulevard around 6:00 a.m. on Jan. 1 for reports of a shooting.

Police say 28-year-old Vanessa Marling-Thompson was in possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and that she assisted a man who fired a gun before fleeing the scene.

The Brampton woman is warranted by TPS for a swath of charges related to the shooting and police say she is known to frequent the Toronto area.

Police are also warning any members of the public who may be assisting her that they may also face charges.

Vanessa Marling-Thompson, 28, is wanted for:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Accessory after the fact to commit an indictable offense
  • Fail to comply with release order

Police have released a photo of the accused and are asking anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-2222. You can also contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com and could receive up to $2,000 if a tip leads to a conviction.

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