Search continues for suspect in fifth shooting of 2022 at HER nightclub in Mississauga


Published March 15, 2023 at 8:27 pm

Police continue shooting their manhunt for the suspect of a shooting outside HER nightclub in Mississauga, which was previously shut down due to several incidents of violence.

In this shooting, gunfire rang out near the club at 1325 Eglinton Ave. E. in the city’s north end shortly before 3 a.m. on Sept. 4. This was the fifth shooting near the club in 2022.

When Peel Regional Police arrived they found two men suffering gunshot wounds nearby. One was treated at the scene while the other was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Police say a stray bullet went through the front window of a restaurant in the same plaza as the nightclub. The restaurant was closed at the time, and no one was inside.

Months later, on March 15, investigators reiterated their plea for information regarding this shooting. Anyone with information can call police at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Her nightclub was a frequent scene of violence last summer. Peel Region Police responded to “dozens” of incidents at Her since January, including the five shootings.

Shots had previously been fired on June 24, though no one was hurt in this instance. Shots also rang out days prior on June 19, though again no injuries were reported.

Police issued a warning about “heightened risks” at Her on August 12, saying “The elevated police resources allocated to responding to calls for service at this establishment impact our ability to respond to other priority calls promptly.”

Following the shootings, the City of Mississauga temporarily revoked the establishment’s operating license.

“Given the recurring issues and risk to public safety at HER nightclub, the City has taken steps to suspend its business license for a period of 14 days. 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,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said in a statement at the time.

However the closure lasted longer than the two week licence suspension as Her management complained the re-opening conditions, which limited their open house, guaranteed a financial loss.

The location was later bought out by another group and the club remains closed.

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