6 arrested following series of shootings in Peel Region

A Peel police vehicle is seen in this file photo. Isaac Callan/Global News

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Six men face more than 30 charges in total following a three-month investigation by Peel Regional Police into a rash of gun violence.

Police say separate shootings between Aug. 13 and Oct. 3 of this year saw multiple homes and vehicles hit by gunfire, and a 27-year-old man suffered severe injuries.

They say six suspects, all men between the ages of 19 and 21 have been arrested on a range of charges, including attempted murder and various weapons-related offences.

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All six were held in custody pending a bail hearing.

In addition to the arrests, police say officers also seized four illegal handguns and more than 50 rounds of ammunition.

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The investigation involved officers from the 22 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB), 11 Division CIB, Specialized Enforcement Bureau, Intelligence, Emergency Support Services and Uniform Patrol.

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