Two killed after shootings in Brampton, Mississauga
Published Sunday, February 7, 2016 7:54AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:10PM EST
Two people are dead after overnight shootings in Brampton and Mississauga. Police do not believe the two shootings are connected.
The first shooting took place at around 1 a.m. near a shisha lounge in the area of Airport and Derry Roads in Mississauga.
Paramedics found the victim, identified by police as 17-year-old Sharmarke Farah, with life-threatening injuries. He died on the way to hospital.
According to Const. Bally Saini, Peel police have interviewed more than 50 witnesses at the scene so far.
Saini said officers arrested one person for firearms-related offences, but that person is not a suspect in Farah’s death.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 905-453-3311, ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Shooting in Brampton
A few hours later, police say a 23-year-old man died after an early-morning shooting in Brampton.
The incident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday in a parking lot in the area of Dixie and Orenda Roads.
Paramedics rushed the victim to hospital in life-threatening condition. The victim later succumbed to his injuries.