One male dead after shooting in Brampton
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, November 1, 2019 4:48AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, November 1, 2019 10:07PM EDT
A male is dead after a shooting incident in a residential area of Brampton early on Friday morning, Peel Regional Police say.
Officers say they were called to Kingsview Boulevard and Brenda Avenue, off McMurchy Avenue South, at 12:27 a.m. Friday for a report of shots fired.
They arrived to find a male in his late teens or early 20s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Peel Region District School Board said Ridgeview Public School, adjacent to the crime scene, would be closed all day on Friday, along with its child care centre.
“We take these shootings seriously and there's a heightened sense of urgency and care when it comes to stopping the gun violence in Peel Region," Peel police Chief Nishan Duraiappah said in a statement on Friday.
He said the recent high profile incidents in the region are due to gang disputes.
“The men and women of Peel Regional Police continue to do a remarkable job getting guns off our streets, while our strong community partnerships continue to assist us in keeping our community safe.
"I am confident that we will see resolve to these complex investigations," he said in a statement.
The chief said the homicide bureau have added additional resources including 80 investigators.
Duraiappah also said that Peel police have seized more than 80 firearms since the beginning of September.
"I want to assure our residents that Peel Region will remain a safe place to live, work and visit," he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205