Officials say a man is dead and and a woman hospitalized after a double shooting in Brampton.
Responding officers arrived a home in the Countryside Drive and Airport Road area Wednesday afternoon around 4:47 p.m.
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, paramedics said.
The woman has been transported to a local hospital, in a critical condition, police say.
There was not immediately a word about the exact age of the two victims.
“It is believed that about three suspects fled the area in a vehicle in an unknown direction,” Art. Donna Maurice told reporters.
Shortly after the shooting, a burning vehicle was found at Grenoble Boulevard and Williams Parkway, some distance away from the shooting site. Police say they are investigating whether the vehicle may be connected to the deadly shooting.
“When police arrived at the scene, they found no one in the car or around the car,” Maurice said. ‘At present it is early in the investigation. However, investigators believe this may be related to the shooting. ”
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact police.