A man was killed in Brampton, Ont., on Wednesday night and his death is being investigated as a homicide. Local authorities received multiple 911 calls reporting the fatal shooting just before 11 p.m. The victim’s body was found in a home on Lakeridge Drive, near St. Clair Avenue West and Hamilton Avenue East.
Residents initially reported hearing gunfire, but authorities were unsure whether the incident began after or during the evening rush hour, according to the Toronto Star. A spokesman for Peel police confirmed that officers are searching for a suspect, whom they described as “black male.” While the victim’s identity has not been made public, police officials released a photo of a mask and demanded anyone with information about the incident to contact investigators.
The shooting is the first of its kind in Brampton this year. The largely suburban area is mostly peaceful and has seen a significant decline in violence in recent years. Earlier this month, two men were charged with attempted murder for shooting two teens, ages 15 and 17, while they waited for a bus. Earlier this year, two 14-year-old girls were charged with dangerous driving after they crashed their SUV into a fence, injuring a 15-year-old girl and two men.
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