3 Shootings In Brampton In 13 Hours After Shots Fired At Shoppers World Pharmacy

The multiple shootings that erupted in Brampton over the last several hours — including one at a pharmacy in Shoppers World — have prompted Peel Regional Police to issue a special statement and warning to the public.

“Two were in broad-daylight, all were in very public places,” police said in a statement. “This reckless disregard for public safety causes us great concern. We will not tolerate this reckless violence.”

It started late Tuesday night (Nov. 20) around 11:30 p.m., when a 26-year-old Brampton man was driving his Honda Accord on Highway 410 near Steeles Avenue in when he was shot by occupants of a passing car. The man was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and is expected to survive, although the gunshot wounds were initially deemed life-threatening.

A little more than 12 hours later, police received numerous calls about “shots being fired” at Moxie’s Grill and Bar in the area of Dixie Road and Queen Street in Brampton.

“The restaurant had numerous guests inside who were present during the lunch hour,” police said in a news release.

There were no injuries sustained by anyone inside of the restaurant. The person that fired the shots fled prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a man wearing dark pants and a grey-hooded top with fur on the hood.

Minutes later, at 12:15 p.m., police again received numerous calls in regards to shots being fired at the Rexall pharmacy at Shoppers World in the area of Main Street and Steeles Avenue in Brampton.

“The pharmacy had several customers inside and fortunately no one suffered any injuries,” police said.

The person that fired the shots fled prior to police arrival but is described as a black man wearing a black hooded jacket, grey pants and had a black scarf covering his face.

“We have a safe community and we plan to keep it that way. These incidents will be investigated thoroughly using all available resources in an effort to take guns off the street and arrest those responsible,” Chief Jennifer Evans said.

“Our officers are working diligently to locate those responsible for these incidents and to ensure they are brought to justice.”

Police are pleading with the public to come forward with information to help make arrests in these violent crimes.

“We can’t do it alone,” the statement reads.

Anyone with information can call Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 .