One person is dead and four people have been taken to trauma centres “in various conditions” following a shooting in Mississauga, Ontario late on Saturday night, Peel Regional Police said.
Officers said they responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Glen Erin Drive and The Collegeway just before 00:30 BST (7:30 p.m. ET).
Speaking to reporters from the scene Saturday night, Peel police Const. Danny Marttini said officers found five victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while four other victims were taken to different trauma centres.
– Glen Erin Dr/The Collegeway, #Mississauga
– Multiple victims have been shot
– All transported to GTA hospitals in various conditions
– Media officer, @OfficerMarttini, attending scene. ETA approx. 90 minutes.
– C/R at 7:19 p.m.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) May 30, 2021
Marttini could not provide an update on the conditions, genders or ages of the victims.
Police say the shooting happened in a plaza in the vicinity of multiple food shops. They could not confirm whether the incident happened indoors or outside. They also could not say what led up to the shooting.
Shooters on the run
She added there are reports that the suspect/s fled the area on foot, but police don’t have any other information about them.
“We’ve locked everything down. We will maintain to be in the area for quite some time. So, anyone that’s concerned about their safety and well-being, we are here. We are here to keep everybody safe,” she said.
“But as of yet, we have very limited information.”
Marttini said officers are canvassing the area, looking for witnesses and surveillance footage that could help in the investigation.
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