Victim in deadly Mississauga shooting IDd as Grade 12 student Jonathan Davis – CBC News

Victim in deadly Mississauga shooting ID\d as Grade 12 student Jonathan Davis - CBC News
Police seeking at least 7 suspects in shooting that killed innocent teen boy
The 17-year-old victim of a deadly shooting in Mississauga, Ont., has been identified as Jonathan Davis, who police say was an innocent bystander when gunfire erupted Saturday night. 

The Peel District School Board confirmed to CBC News that Davis was a Grade 12 student at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School.  

I am a mother and I was just crushed to hear that there are individuals marring a beautiful evening by executing senseless violent crimes with semi-automatic weapons, she said. My heart goes out to the family of this innocent victim, now deceased, who by all accounts was outstanding young man who lived here in the complex. It is just a senseless event.

Shooting that killed innocent bystander appears to have been motivated by rap video: police

Peel Police Chief Chris McCord told reporters on Sunday that investigators believe there were at least seven shooters involved in the gunfire that also injured five others in a parkette behind an apartment complex.

This was very brazen. It was a beautiful evening. There was an ice cream truck here and there were families lined up outside the ice cream truck and then they (the suspects) came in and just indiscriminately opened fire with no regard for any of the innocent people gathered here, he said.

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The victims include a 13-year-old girl; a 16-year-old boy; two 17-year-old boys; and a woman in her 50s. All but the woman have since been released from hospital, police say. 

Officers have recovered more than 100 shell casings at the crime scene. McCord said the shooters were mostly armed with semi-automatic handguns.

We believe their (the suspects) motive for coming here was to target those individuals shooting the rap video. There just happened to be a lot of people outside – it was a nice night last night – and they became victims caught up in this attack, he said.

Shots rang out on Darcel Avenue near Dunrankin Drive, in the area of Morning Star and Goreway Drive in Mississauga, west of Toronto. Police were called to the apartment complex at about 6:15 p.m. ET.

By Sunday night a small makeshift memorial had been set up in the lobby of the building where Davis lived with cards, flowers and a few refreshments in support of the families affected by the shooting.

"We've got to call out the treatment of families: babies being ripped from the arms of mothers — that's horrible. They're fellow human beings; they should not be treated that way. The fact that Mr. Trudeau has remained silent and has not called that out is really troubling. It's wrong. You've got to call out people who are doing these types of things. Canadians expect it, I'm willing to do it, I'm prepared to do it."

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"Our investigation leads us to believe that the young man who died last night was actually an innocent victim caught up in this indiscriminate attack," McCord said at a news conference near the scene. 

"The attackers had complete disregard for public safety within our community and the community made up of the people who live here."

During that time — and the preceding months, when Trump seemed to delight in bashing NAFTA at every turn — Trudeau and Freeland were careful to avoid referencing the U.S. president by name. They instead referred generally to the American administration, a strategy government officials believed would avoid provoking Trump into drastic action that would threaten the effort.

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McCord said police believe the shooting was targeted and motivated by a rap music video filmed in the same area and released last week. He said there is information in the video "challenging" other people in the community. 

The Liberals responded with a statement from Sandra Pupatello, a former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister trying to win in a longtime NDP riding in the border town and automotive hub of Windsor, Ont. Pupatello said Singh's opposition to the "new NAFTA" was the "quickest way to eliminate every single auto job in Canada" by cutting access to the American market.

"This was an ambush-type attack. The intended targets appeared to be a group preparing to film a rap video. The rap video that was shot at this location on an earlier date — and we're still trying to establish when that video was shot here — has motivated this attack."

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The driver of the ice cream truck left the scene as the shooting unfolded, McCord said. Police say they have identified the driver and hope to speak with them. 

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Officers arrived at the parkette to find Davis suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Peel Paramedics tried to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Some of the injured are also believed to be innocent victims caught in the gunfire, McCord said, adding the victims were not related to one another. 

“We are victims ourselves today of senseless tragedy and senseless violence and I think we need additional funding to combat that as well as dealing with the issue of illegal guns and getting them off the streets and including semi-automatic weapons and getting them out of the hands of the wrong people,” Crombie said.

No one is yet in custody, no suspects have been identified and officers are reviewing security camera video. 

Investigators believe the intended targets were a group of people preparing to film a rap video outside the building in Mississauga, Ont., but the “ambush-type” attack claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, said Peel Regional Police Chief Chris McCord.

McCord said all of shooters were dressed in dark clothing and some were wearing balaclavas to conceal their identities. They covertly approached the parkette on foot by the side of the building, and once in position, opened fire, he said. They fled on foot.

The province has said it will use the cash to expand a dedicated team of firearms bail prosecutors in Peel Region and to establish a guns and gangs fund for policing projects in the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, which stretches from the Niagara Region to the Durham Region.

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"I want to reassure the community that public safety is our priority for Peel Regional Police and this investigation will take some time as we go through all of the process."

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police are searching for at least seven suspects who they say descended on an apartment complex west of Toronto on Saturday evening, firing indiscriminately and killing a teen described as an innocent bystander.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, who also spoke at the news conference, told reporters that her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

The federal government has earmarked $54 million for Ontario over three years to combat illegal gun and gang activity, with the funds earmarked for specialized prosecutors, policing projects and intelligence-gathering efforts in jails.

"My heart goes out to the family of the innocent victim. I'm so saddened and shocked by this incident," Crombie said.

Crombie, on the verge of tears when she spoke, said Mississauga needs its share of provincial funding to combat guns and gangs. The city of Toronto has been given money to deal with its gun violence problem and Mississauga needs financial support too, she added.

Innocent bystanders: At least 7 suspects sought in Mississauga shooting that left boy, 17, dead

As a member of the police services board, she said there could be a need to bring back a community police station in Malton, the area where the shooting occurred, and step up the police presence.

McCord said there is a large scene due to numerous shell casings found in the area. Police have also located vehicles that have bullet holes.

On Sunday, police were still canvassing the neighbourhood, knocking on doors in the hopes of finding witnesses and security camera video.

When asked if the shooting was targeted or gang-related, McCord said it is too early in the investigation to determine the motive.

Marjorie Judhan, 73, who lives in the apartment complex, said she initially thought the gunshots were fire crackers, but moved away from the living room after she heard more shots ring out.

McCord said the victims were located in different areas of the complex. Some of the victims made their way to trauma centres.

She said she was so shaken by the incident that she couldn't bring herself to follow her Sunday morning routine.

Interim Peel police chief Chris McCord told reporters the shooting occurred near a parkette behind a housing complex at approximately 6:20 p.m. The deceased victim was pronounced dead on scene. McCord said teenagers aged 13, 16 and two 17-year-olds were being treating at trauma centres. Investigators have not yet revealed the relationship between the victims.

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Peel Police Chief Chris McCord told reporters on Sunday that investigators believe there were at least seven shooters involved in gunfire that also injured four other teens and a woman in a parkette behind an apartment complex.

One person dead, several hurt in Mississauga shooting

Officers have recovered more than 100 shell casings at the crime scene. The shooters are believed to have used semi-automatic handguns.

“At this stage, we have information there was a music video being shot behind the building, but whether it’s connected to that I don’t know at this stage,” McCord told reporters, adding some vehicles on the street were also hit with bullets.

Police looking for seven shooters in ambush-type attack that killed bystander in Mississauga

The shooting occurred on Darcel Avenue near Dunrankin Drive, in the area of Morning Star and Goreway Drive in Mississauga, a city west of Toronto. Police were called to the scene at about 6:15 p.m.

A 17-year-old male victim is dead and five other victims — four of them teenagers as young as 13 — have been sent to area trauma centres following a deadly shooting at a housing complex on Darcel Avenue in Mississauga Saturday (Sept. 14) evening.

Teen killed in Mississauga shooting an innocent victim, police chief says

“Our investigation leads us to believe that the young man who died last night was actually an innocent victim caught up in this indiscriminate attack,” McCord said at a news conference near the scene.

McCord said the “ambush-type” attack was targeted at a group filming a rap video in the area and some of the victims were innocent bystanders. He added that the victims are not directly related but it is possible that they know each other. It’s unclear if they are all from Mississauga or live in the complex.

“The attackers had complete disregard for public safety within our community and the community made of the people who live here.”

McCord said police also believe the shooting was targeted and motivated by a rap music video that was filmed in the parkette and released last week.

A previous music video filmed in the area and released online was the motivation for the attack, he said. Officers are currently reviewing that video, but McCord says there is “information” in it that challenges other people in the community and “that’s what upset [the attackers]”

“This was an ambush-type attack. The intended targets appeared to be a group preparing to film a rap video,” he said.

Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of an ice cream truck that was parked in the complex, where families with children were gathered at the time of the attack. As the events unfolded, the truck left the scene and police are asking the driver to identify themselves to aid in the investigation.

When officers arrived at the parkette, they found the teen boy suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Peel paramedics tried to save his life, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. Next of kin have been notified.

Peel Region Shooting:7 suspects involved, dressed in dark clothing, trying to conceal their identity. They open fire in a Parkette, & a number of innocent victims are hit: 17 yr-old male shot dead.13 yr-old girl 16 yr old2 17 year old males (1 was released)Women in her 50s pic.twitter.com/xBZI8KyVtQ

The five injured people — a 50-year-old woman, a 13-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old boys — were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police say one of the injured people has been released from hospital and the remaining four are in stable condition.

One person dead, several others hurt in Mississauga shooting

He said the shooting occurred as people in the parkette were setting up to shoot a music video and an ice cream truck was parked nearby. McCord said police would like to speak to the ice cream truck driver.

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No one is in custody, no suspects have been identified and officers are reviewing security camera video.

McCord said the shooters were dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas. They covertly approached the parkette, and once they were in position, opened fire, he said.

“I want to reassure the community that public safety is a top priority for Peel Regional Police and this investigation will take some time as we go through all of the process.”

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, who also spoke at the news conference, told reporters that her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

“My heart goes out to the family of the innocent victim. Im so saddened and shocked by this incident and I just want them to know that the victim is in my thoughts and prayers,” Crombie said.

Crombie said Mississauga needs its share of provincial funding to combat guns and gangs like the city of Toronto has received to deal with its gun violence problem.

As a member of the police services board, she said there could be a need to bring back a community police station in Malton, the area where the shooting occurred.

On Sunday morning, police canvassed the neighbourhood, knocking on doors in the hopes of finding witnesses and security camera video.

Officers also sent out a drone to obtain an aerial view of the crime scene and brought in a metal detector to scan for stray bullets in the grass.