Reactions from Trudeau, Ford, Crombie and many more about the killings in Mississauga and Milton

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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.

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

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.

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