Reactions from Trudeau, Ford, Crombie and many more about the killings in Mississauga and Milton
Published September 12, 2022 at 9:21 pm
Leaders across Canada and many members of the law enforcement community are extending their condolences for the death of Andrew Hong, 48, the 22-year Toronto police veteran killed in a shooting this afternoon.
Hong was gunned down by an unidentified man while taking a lunch break from a training session in Mississauga. While at a local Tim Horton’s the gunman fired at Hong and another person. Hong was declared dead on scene.
The gunman ran from the scene, shot three more people in Milton one of whom died, and was ultimately caught in Hamilton. During the arrest Halton police shot the gunman, according to the Special Investigation Unit which is now investigating.
— Toronto Police Association (@TPAca) September 13, 2022
Hong is survived by his wife, two children and parents. “I met with his family in their home this afternoon, along with Jon Reid of the Toronto Police Association, to confirm the death of Constable Hong, who was a husband, a father, and a son. I committed to his family that they will have the full support of the Toronto Police Service every day going forward,” said Toronto Police Chief James Ramer
We extend our thoughts and deepest sympathies to all families, loved ones and responding Emergency Responders affected by today’s tragic events. To @TorontoPolice colleagues of Cst. Andrew Hong, his friends and family, we offer our sincerest condolences. #heroinlife
— Chief Nishan Duraiappah (@ChiefNish) September 13, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Cst. Andrew Hong and our colleagues @TorontoPolice . All our members @DRPS are devastated by this tragic news. #heroesinlife pic.twitter.com/NkHALpA6fR
— Durham Regional Police (@DRPS) September 13, 2022
— Chief Bryan MacCulloch (@ChiefMacCulloch) September 13, 2022
Numerous political leaders also weighed in with the condolences. Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mayor Patrick Brown, Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all made statements expressing solidarity.
STATEMENT: Devastated in light of today’s attacks that claimed several lives and left others critically injured. I offer my condolences to the families & loved ones of those who lost their lives and pray for the quick recovery of those receiving treatment. https://t.co/vlOspaQgx7 pic.twitter.com/uQmRtzz2Ax
— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) September 12, 2022
On behalf of the @CityBrampton, we are horrified by the news of today's shootings.
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) September 13, 2022
Like all Ontarians, I’m horrified by today’s senseless violence, including the killing of a Toronto police officer.
I’m so grateful to law enforcement for bringing this situation to an end. May justice for those killed and injured be swift.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) September 12, 2022
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My thoughts, and the thoughts of many others, are with all those who knew the police officer killed in the line of duty in Mississauga today. We’re also thinking of those who were injured in today’s shootings – we’re wishing you a full recovery.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 13, 2022