The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in after what Peel Regional Police are describing as “multiple shootings” on Highway 410 in Brampton early Monday.
The shootings left one person dead and another seriously injured.
Police were called to Highway 410 near Sandalwood Parkway at about 2:30 a.m. for a person who was shot.
When officers arrived, they located two people with a vehicle on the northbound lanes of Highway 410, said Const. Heather Cannon.
She said one person with gunshot wounds was transported to a trauma centre with serious injuries, while a second person, who was also shot, was pronounced dead.
While on scene, officers had an “interaction” with a separate vehicle, and due to that interaction the SIU was notified, Cannon said.
The arms-length agency investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
Police are investigating multiple crime scenes in the area, and have closed down Highway 410 in both directions in the area for the investigation. It’s not year clear when it will be reopened.
Investigators canvassing area
Cannon said investigators canvassing the area located an Audi SUV with bullet holes in the hood on nearby Checkerberry Crescent.
People living in the area said they heard no gunshots, and residents say they don’t believe the vehicle was shot at the location where it was found.
“Anybody that has any dashcam video, anything that can assist the investigation, we’re looking for that,” Cannon told reporters.