Man dies after shooting on Mississauga roadway during rush hour

Police on scene after a fatal shooting in Mississauga. Global News

Peel Regional Police say a man who was shot on Wednesday evening on a Mississauga roadway during rush hour has died from his injuries in hospital.

In an update on Thursday, Const. Nikhil Chakravarthy told reporters officers responded to reports of a shooting at around 5:15 p.m. near Battleford Road and Glen Erin Drive.

Chakravarthy said a man — identified as 26-year-old Shawn Murphy from Mississauga — was rushed to hospital with several gunshot wounds in life-threatening condition.

He died from his injuries sustained in the shooting, Chakravarthy said.

Police said the investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred on the roadway on Battleford Road “during the rush hour period.” Chakravarthy called it a “very crowded area.”

Two male suspects were seen fleeing the area on foot, police said. No other suspect information or detail was released.

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Chakravarthy said there is a heavy police presence in the area as officers try to obtain video footage from residents’ door cameras or vehicle dashcams and any potential witnesses who may have seen something during the busy time of day.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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