Peel Regional Police say officers are looking for two suspects after a 56-year-old woman was found in the garage of a Brampton home with a fatal gunshot wound.
Officers were called to the home in the Linstock Drive and Treeline Boulevard area, near Airport Road and Countryside Drive, at around 7 p.m. on Thursday by Peel Paramedics, noting the victim had “obvious signs of trauma.”
The woman, who was identified by friends as Sangita Sharma, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and that’s where she later died. Police said Sharma had a single gunshot wound.
Investigators said in a statement surveillance video gathered from the area “identified two suspects and a black sedan that are of interest,” but further information wasn’t released as of Friday evening.
Neighbours told Global News Sharma’s husband, who they said was a priest at Hindu Sabha Temple in Brampton, came home to discover his injured wife and then called paramedics.
Global News learned Sharma previously owned Torbram Pharmacy and sold it a couple of years ago. Employees said she still worked periodically as she knew many of the customers.
“Whenever we talk about her, we cry … all of us,” Anwar Khan, the pharmacy’s current owner, said, adding he knew Sharma and her husband for about 15 years.
“She was a great woman — very hard working.”
Meanwhile, police asked anyone in the area with video between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. on Thursday to call police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.