UPDATE: More Than Seven Suspects Sought in Fatal Mississauga Shooting
Police say they’re searching for at least seven suspects following a shooting that killed a 17 year old boy in Mississauga.
Around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, officers responded to reports of shots being fired at an apartment building on Darcel Avenue.
Police confirmed that a 17 year old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Five other victims, including a 13 year old girl, a 16 year old boy, two 17 year old boys, and a 50 year old woman, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and are all currently in stable condition.
“The suspects in this incident were dressed in dark clothing and concealed their identities using a balaclava and our preliminary investigation has revealed that the 17-year-old deceased victim was not the intended target in this incident nor were some of the injured,” police say.
The investigation has also revealed that there were in excess of seven suspects and over 100 rounds fired during the incident.
"This brazen act of violence will not be tolerated,” said Peel Police Chief Chris McCord. “This incident appears to be a targeted attack and I'd like to reassure the community that their safety is the number one concern for me and for the men and women of Peel Regional Police.”
The shooting is classified as Peel’s 18th homicide in 2019.
The investigation is expected to take some time as police continue to appeal for witnesses, including several families who were at an ice cream truck in the complex’s parking lot when the incident occurred, as well as the ice cream truck’s driver.
Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to investigators is asked to call 905-453-2121, ext. 3205.
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