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Shooting outside Father’s Day ball in Brampton leaves 2 dead: police

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Two men are dead following a shooting outside an event in the Region of Peel around 2 a.m. Sunday.

In a tweet, Peel Regional Police said two victims had been shot at Gateway Boulevard in Brampton.

Police said one man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was transported to a local hospital, where he died as well.

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An annual Father’s Day ball was underway at the nearby Chandni Convention Centre when the double homicide took place and police said there were many people were in the area at the time.

Richard Marshall, the general manager, said the incident took place in the parking lot.

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“Last night was a great event inside — it was a bad (situation) happening on the outside,” he said.

Richard Marshall is the convention centre’s general manager. Global News

Marshall said 36 security guards were on duty for the event. He said he believed security denied access to those involved in the incident before it took place.

He said gunshots rang out “about four, five minutes” later.

“(There were) a lot of people running, trying to get back inside because remember it took place on the outside,” Marshall said. “Everybody was trying to rush to get back on the inside.”
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He said the event space is trying to get paid duty police officers to help with security outside the building but has not been successful.

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Marshall said the event space had handed security footage over to police.

The Peel police homicide unit, which is leading the investigation, has not released suspect information or a description of any wanted vehicles.

Police said they believe it was an isolated incident.

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