Peel Regional Police say that two shooting incidents which left two men dead in Brampton early Sunday appear to be both targeted and related to one another. The shootings occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. At around 12:40 a.m. , emergency crews were called to the area of Vodden Street East and Kennedy Road North for reports of gunshots.
Peel Regional Paramedic Services said they transported two people to a trauma centre from the scene. A male with critical injuries and a female with serious injuries. Officers said both victims were believed to be in their late 20s. At around 8 a.m. , Peel Regional Police said the male victim had succumbed to his injuries. He has since been identified as 27-year-old Clifford Correia of Brampton.
According to police , the incident started when both victims were in the back of a taxicab. Images from the scene later showed police towing away a cab with apparent bullet holes in one window. One area resident said she and her husband were watching TV when the shots rang out.
“ My husband heard five gunshots ” Elaine Mercer said. “ He came to the window and didn’t see anything , but within a minute , there were police everywhere “.
A male suspect wearing all dark clothing was seen fleeing the scene following the shooting in a Ford F1 pickup truck , Const. Danny Marttini told CP24 at the scene.
Then at around 6:30 a.m. , police were called to the area of Sunforest Drive and Sandalwood Parkway East ( Just up the street from where I live … On the way to one of the Beer Stores I frequent !!! ) for a separate shooting call on Townley Crescent. Officers said a male victim was found on the boulevard area with obvious signs of trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.
I should have taken a picture of the two SWAT vehicles and four police vans in the parking lot of the strip mall that I see every day I look out this room and my bedroom window past the back yard !!! …
So much for ‘ Rosetown ‘ …