In a devastating turn of events, 26-year-old Shawn Murphy lost his life after a shooting incident in Mississauga on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred near Battleford Road and Glen Erin Drive.
Shawn Murphy Died: The Incident
Peel Regional Police received a distress call reporting gunshots shortly after 5 p.m. Upon arrival, emergency crews discovered a man with gunshot wounds. Despite their efforts, Murphy succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a trauma center. The incident has left the community shocked and mourning the untimely loss. The police identified the victim as Shawn Murphy in an official news release on Thursday.
Homicide investigators have disclosed that the shooting is believed to have taken place on the roadway. Preliminary findings indicate that two male suspects were seen fleeing the area on foot shortly before the tragic incident. Const. Nikhil Chakravarthy, speaking at the scene, assured the public that the shooting appeared to be an isolated event.
Const. Chakravarthy emphasised that, at present, there is no indication of an ongoing threat to public safety related to the incident. He stated, “We have no belief that there is any further risk to public safety stemming from this particular incident.” However, he urged the community to come forward with any information that might aid the ongoing investigation.
Given the crowded nature of the area at the time, with numerous vehicles and pedestrians present, the police are reaching out to potential witnesses. Const. Chakravarthy called upon members of the community to assist in the investigation by providing any relevant information or dash camera footage they may possess.