In recent news, a Toronto police officer, Andrew Hong, was shot to death. The incident took place on Monday afternoon at Mississauga, Ontario restaurant. The officials are calling it an unprovoked ambush as the first of a series of shootings that killed another man and injured three others. It is reported that the shooting covered three locations. The police warned the general public of an active shooter possessing a weapon and described him as armed and dangerous. Let us check further details of the matter in the article below.
According to reports, the shootout claimed the life of a police officer while wounded three others. It happened at multiple locations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on Monday. Within some time, the authorities identified the gunman as 30-year-old Shawn Petry. He was confronted by the police in the town of Hamilton and was killed afterward. Let us mention that the shootout occurred in three locations and triggered an emergency alert across the province of Ontario.
The first shooting took place around 2 PM in the GTA township Mississauga. In this shooting, Andrew Hong, the police officer, was killed. The late officer was identified as Toronto Police veteran Constable Andrew Hong. The other people who were also injured in the shootout have not been identified yet. Describing the attack upon the 48-year-old officer, Peel police chief Nishan Duraiappah said it “ambush”. The next shooting reportedly happened at the scene of a subsequent shooting about an hour later.
A shootout in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on Monday killed two persons including a police officer.
The officer has been identified as 48-year-old Const. Andrew Hong.
The other victim was identified as auto repair shop owner Shakeel Ashraf.
Reports claim that the shootout happened at multiple locations in Ontario.
It triggered an emergency alert across the area.
Later, the shooter was identified as 30-year-old Shawn Petry.
Shooting Rampage ended with the suspect’s death too.
The motive behind the shootout is yet to be discovered.
It was an automobile repair store in the town of Milton which claimed two person’s lives and left two others injured. The victim in this incident was identified as Shakeel Ashraf. He was the shop owner where the shooting took place. As per reports, the suspect was killed during an interaction with police at a cemetery shortly after 4 PM. Issuing a brief statement, Hamilton Police said that the situation has been contained and there is no ongoing risk to the public.