3 charged with 1st-degree murder in Mississauga restaurant shooting left owners’ son dead

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WATCH ABOVE: As Catherine McDonald reports, Peel Regional Police investigators say they are at a loss as to the motive for the shooting, which left four others wounded – May 31, 2021

Three men have now been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting at a Mississauga restaurant that left the owners’ 25-year-old son dead, Peel Regional Police said on Wednesday.

It was just after 7:15 p.m. on May 29 when officers alleged a man walked into the Chicken Land restaurant, near the intersection of Glen Erin Drive and The Collegeway and began shooting at the staff.

Read more: 25-year-old son of Mississauga restaurant’s owners identified as shooting victim, 4 others recovering

Police said the restaurant’s 56-year-old owner, his 44-year-old wife and two sons, aged 22 and 25 years old, as well as a 58-year-old male employee were shot. Investigators said the owners’ 13-year-old daughter was also in the restaurant at the time but she was not injured.

The 25-year-old son, identified as Naim Akl, died at the scene. The four others were taken to hospital where they were later stabilized.

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In an updated release on Wednesday, police said 31-year-old Brampton resident Naqash Abbasi was arrested and 25-year-old Mississauga resident Suliman Raza was arrested on Wednesday.

Police said both were charged with a count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a firearm. Both appeared in a Brampton court on Wednesday.

On Thursday, investigators said after a Canada-wide warrant was issued for 20-year-old Mississauga resident Anand Nath on Wednesday, he surrendered himself to Montreal police.

Police said Nath will be returned to Peel Region and will be charged with the same charges as Abbasi and Raza.

READ MORE: 1 dead and 4 injured after Mississauga restaurant shooting, police say

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 905-453-2121 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Anand Nath
Anand Nath. Peel police/Handouts
Suliman Raza. Peel police/Handouts
Naqash Abbasi. Peel police/Handouts


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