A police officer was killed when a shooter opened hearth west of Toronto on Monday, mentioned an official. One different individual additionally died, based on native media, and not less than three individuals had been wounded in the violence.
“I’m horrified by today’s senseless violence, including the killing of a Toronto police officer,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford mentioned on Twitter.
Just earlier than 4:30 pm (2030 GMT), police issued an alert about an armed suspect who fled a strip mall in Mississauga, Ontario in a stolen automobile after a shooting.
Moments later, police in close by Milton mentioned they’d arrested the suspect following one other shooting in that city.
Police in Mississauga instructed AFP two individuals had been shot, however wouldn’t verify that considered one of them had died.
Milton police in the meantime tweeted that “1 person has been pronounced deceased at the scene and 2 others have been transported to hospital.”
Canada has been rocked by a number of incidents of mass violence in latest years, together with a stabbing spree in a distant Saskatchewan Indigenous neighborhood on September 4 that left 10 useless and 18 wounded.
One of the suspects in that case was discovered useless, believed to have been murdered by his brother, who was later arrested after a 4-day manhunt and died in custody.