Woman shot in head outside pickup basketball facility in Burlington


Published February 6, 2023 at 10:17 am

An early morning shooting in Burlington has left a woman in hospital and police looking for the suspect.

Just after midnight this morning, Feb. 6, a 20-year-old female was shot while driving her vehicle. At the time of the shooting, the victim was exiting the parking lot at The Playground Global at 952 Century Dr. This location is a gym that hosts recreational basketball games.

Multiple rounds were fired at the victim’s vehicle and one struck her in the head. Police and EMS attended the scene immediately and the female was taken to hospital. She is in serious but stable condition.

Police don’t know why this victim and vehicle were targeted and investigators are appealing for any witnesses or people with any information to contact police. Investigators would also like anyone with dashcam or footage of the area to come forward to police.

The suspect is believed to have been standing outside of a vehicle at the time of the shooting, and to have fled the scene northbound on Century Drive towards the South Service Rd.

Anyone with dashcam footage of that area, including Appleby Line and Burloak Dr., is asked to contact police. It is believed the suspect was driving a light-coloured vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact Det. John McMullan of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

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