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Peel police identify 26-year-old man fatally shot in Brampton

Peel Region Police say a fatal shooting in Brampton near Bovaird Drive and Chinguacousy Road on Saturday evening has left one man dead. Jeremy Cohn

Peel Regional Police have identified the man killed in a Brampton shooting late Saturday night as 26-year-old Nasser Abdoulkader.

Police said the incident occurred on Linderwood Drive near Chingcousy Road and Bovaird Drive around 10:15 p.m.

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Peel Paramedics were called to the area where they found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Neighbourhood resident Tony Carino told Global News he heard three shots and thought they must be fireworks.

“I thought it was a late celebration of Victoria Day,” Carino said. “But I was wrong.”

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While investigators have not released any information on suspects at this time, Const. Bancroft Wright said a dark coloured vehicle was seen driving away going eastbound on Linderwood Drive.

Wright said officers are canvassing the area and going door-to-door, asking residents if they saw or heard anything in relation to the incident.

Police said the shooting was an “isolated incident” and there is no threat to public safety.

The shooting marks the 11th homicide of 2018 in Peel.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

–With files from Erica Vella

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