A suspect is in custody after separate shootings in Mississauga and Milton left a total of two people dead and three injured.
The first incident was reported in Mississauga, where police said one person was killed and another taken to a local trauma centre. Multiple sources told Global News the victim of the fatal shooting in Mississauga was a Toronto police officer. Peel Regional Police said the incident took place in the Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard area at around 2:15 p.m. on Monday. Police initially said one person had been shot but updated that number to two shortly after 3:20 p.m. One person was taken to a trauma centre. Paramedics told Global News one person was declared dead at the scene. An emergency alert was issued for an “active shooter” at around 4:25 p.m. Halton police also issued tweets searching for the same suspect after a shooting in a plaza in Milton. Police said three people had been shot in the Main Street and Bronte Street area at around 2:51 p.m. They said the scene was locked down and no police officers had been shot during the incident. In an update, Halton police said the suspect was in custody. They said one person had been pronounced dead and two others had been taken to hospital. “There is no further threat to public safety in relation to this incident,” Peel police said at around 5:50 p.m.