Man dies after daytime shooting in Mississauga
Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto
Published Monday, March 11, 2019 12:12PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 11, 2019 7:45PM EDT
A 32-year-old man has been pronounced dead after a daytime shooting in Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police said they were alerted to the incident near Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road shortly before 11:15 a.m.
When they arrived, they found a male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the parking lot of a nearby plaza.
He was transported to a local trauma centre for treatment, but later died in hospital.
A burned-out, abandoned vehicle was found nearby the scene, but investigators have not confirmed whether the vehicle was connected to the shooting.
“There was a male that was seen running from the initial scene. The fact that a vehicle was located not too far away from the initial scene goes to the understanding that that is a possible association and a possible getaway vehicle,” Const. Bancroft Wright told reporters at the scene.
Police later said said they are searching for two male suspects in connection with the incident. Both were last seen wearing dark hoodies and fleeing the area, investigators said.
Video from the CTV News Toronto Chopper shows police cruisers blocking off an area around a plaza. Some roads in the area were closed to accommodate the investigation.
Two daycares– Mini Skool and Maya Bee – were placed under hold and secure orders while officers investigated. The orders have since been lifted.
The homicide unit has been called in to investigate the case.