Second victim from Monday’s shooting in Milton has died, death toll at 3 with Mississauga victims


Published September 17, 2022 at 5:45 pm

MK Milton
Flowers are laid outside a business in Milton, Ont., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Shakeel Ashraf, who owned MK Auto Repairs, was shot and killed during a string of shootings across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Holly McKenzie-Sutter

Halton Regional Police reports that a second male victim involved in Monday’s tragic shooting in Milton has died.

28-year-old Satwinder Singh of Milton died at the Hamilton General Hospital with his family and friends by his side.

Satwinder was an international student from India who was working part-time at MK Auto Repairs at the time of the shooting.

“This is heartbreaking news for our community which hasn’t even begun to heal from Monday’s traumatic events,” Halton Regional Police Service Chief, Stephen Tanner said. “I urge everyone to reach out and ask for help if they need it.”

The shooter is believed by police to have laid in wait for and then shot and killed Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong as he ate lunch in the Meadowvale Tim Hortons in north Mississauga.

The suspect then shot and wounded a man during a carjacking across the street before making his way to Milton, where about 30 minutes later Shakeel Ashraf was gunned down inside the auto repair shop he owned.

Two other men, both employees of the car repair business, were also shot. One is recovering at home while the other, Singh, has now died.

The suspect then sped away and wound up in Hamilton, where the deadly confrontation with police ended the GTA-wide manhunt.

Halton police would like to offer additional support to those in the community through the Victim Services Unit (VSU). The VSU can be reached at 905-825-4777 ext. 5239.

—with files from Declan Finucane.

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