Woman shot after opening front door at Brampton home, 2 suspects wanted: police

Peel Regional Police officers examine the front door of a home. Global News

A 58-year-old woman is in hospital after Peel Regional Police say she was shot while answering the front door of an east-end Brampton home Wednesday evening.

Emergency crews were called to a home at the corner of Gallpoint Crescent and Don Minaker Drive, just west of The Gore Road and north of Ebenezer Road, at around 7:30 p.m.

Insp. Stephen Duivesteyn said a woman was found with a gunshot wound and was rushed by paramedics to a trauma centre where she was later stabilized.

“The initial information indicates that two individuals approached a residence here in this area, approached the door (and) when an occupant opened the door shots were fired,” he told reporters, adding bullets went into the home where other people were inside but uninjured.

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“Based on how many people are out and about tonight … it is a blessing in that way no one else was hurt.”

In an update on Thursday, police said it is not believed that the woman was the intended target for the shooting but instead possibly someone who resided at the residence previously.

Police said the suspects fled westbound on Don Minaker Drive in a newer model Cadillac Escalade, an extended version with tinted windows and a sunroof. The SUV had no licence plates on the front or back.

The first suspect is described by police as a man, about 5’10” with a husky build, wearing a blue top, black pants and was carrying a handgun at the time of the shooting.

The second suspect is described by police as a man, about 5’10” with a thin build, wearing a tan tracksuit and carrying a handgun at the time of the shooting.

Anyone in the area with information or video was asked to call police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

— With files from Gabby Rodrigues


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