A business owner.
An awesome cricket player.
A devoted father.
These are some of the descriptions being attached to a Milton man shot and killed Monday (Sept. 12) during a shooting spree that spanned different municipalities, including Halton.
Shakeel Ashraf, a married father of three and owner of MK Auto Repairs, was killed at his workplace Monday afternoon by a gunman who also wounded two other people during the Milton incident.
"He was so lighthearted and personable," recalled Ibrahim Hindy on Facebook. "What a terrible tragedy."
Arsalan Ahmad Khan said Ashraf was a member of the MSA Qalanders cricket team of the Event Ontario Softball Cricket League, the organization confirmed:
"Let’s come together Miltonians for this very well respected (brother and friend) who left us this afternoon after a very sad and ruthless attack," Anaya Wafa said on Facebook.
Many who knew Ashraf said he was well-known and respected in Milton's South Asian community.
"He had a reputation of being hardworking, friendly and compassionate to his clients and fellow Miltonians," said good friend Hammad Jawaid. "He regularly participated in and sponsored local community events, contributed in causes and will be missed by many in the South Asian community. His loss has left local community in utter disbelief and shock and well wishers have been constantly visiting his family house to pay their respects."