Video possibly shows killer of Mississauga man speeding away from murder scene

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Published March 27, 2023 at 3:24 pm

A screen capture of a video shows a grey SUV speeding away from the scene of a murder last week in Mississauga. (Image: Peel Regional Police)

Police have released video footage of what could be the killer of a Mississauga man speeding away from the murder scene in a grey SUV last week.

The killers of two men shot to death in unrelated incidents last week in Mississauga–one in a residential area northwest of the City Centre, the other outside a Lakeshore Rd. bar–are still on the loose, and police hope the just-released video will lead to an arrest or arrests in one case.

One of the slayings in particular appears to be a real mystery, as the victim was gunned down last Monday evening (March 20) while reportedly sitting alone in his parked car on a neighbourhood street just steps away from his family’s home.

Bryan Lara-Alvarez, 29, of Mississauga, was murdered in what homicide investigators with Peel Regional Police believe was a “targeted incident” that unfolded just after 7:30 p.m.

By the time responding officers arrived on scene in the area of Dream Crest Rd. and Alicante St., near Rick Hansen Secondary School, and tried to provide life-saving treatment, the man had succumbed to his injuries.

Beyond that, homicide detectives aren’t saying much about Mississauga’s second murder of 2023, and a week later they haven’t issued any suspect information or description.

However, this afternoon (March 27) police did release a description of a vehicle that was spotted leaving the crime scene shortly after the shooting.

Police are looking for a grey, four-door newer model SUV (see photo and video below).

They’re still appealing to the public to come forward with information, including any dashcam footage from vehicles in the area of the shooting that night.

Several people who commented on the Peel police Twitter post related to the shooting said they heard as many as four gunshots in quick succession.

Shortly after the shooting death, Mayor Bonnie Crombie took to Twitter to express concern over yet another such incident in the city.

I’m extremely concerned that there has been another deadly shooting in Mississauga this week. My thoughts are with all those impacted by this tragic event,” she wrote at the time.

Meanwhile, a double shooting two days earlier in the Lakeshore area of Mississauga took another man’s life.

It was the first murder in the city this year. In 2022, Mississauga saw 15 murders and Peel 29 homicides.

The 1 a.m. shooting on March 18 took place outside Canvas Art Bar, at Lakeshore Rd. and Elizabeth St. in Port Credit.

The other person who was shot was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Police have not yet identified any suspects in that shooting.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call homicide detectives at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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