A 37-year-old man is dead after a shooting on a residential street in Brampton Monday afternoon.The incident took place in the area of Vodden Street and Cumberland Drive at around 2 p.m.
Officers responded to multiple reports of gunshot sounds heard in the area.
Const. Lori Murphy said to reporters at the scene, “Multiple shots were heard and upon arrival, Peel Regional Police located a male in his 30s deceased due to gunshot wounds.It is believed that this incident is isolated and there is no further public safety issue at this time.”
Police later identified the male victim as Brampton-resident Oliver Augustas Willis.
Many family members were seen on scene after the fatal shooting. They were heard screaming and sobbing while consoling one another.
Sue Flynn, a nearby resident, said, “I heard the sound of almost like ice breaking up and falling off of a roof – it sounded like that crackling sound,”
“I went out front and an unmarked police car had come in and then my husband he went down the back and he saw the young man lying in the roadway.”
Her husband, Rob Simpson, said the male victim was “just lying on the ground.”
“I didn’t see him moving,” he said.
No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this incident.
Murphy said officers are appealing to anybody who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to come forward if they have any information or dashcam footage of the area when the shooting took place.
She described the suspect vehicle involved in the incident as a “dark-coloured vehicle.”
Anyone with further information is asked to call Peel police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Roads have been blocked off in the area to accommodate a police investigation.