A suspect was shot and killed after separate shootings in Mississauga and Milton on Monday that have left two people dead, including a Toronto police officer, and three others injured, police and Ontario Premier Doug Ford say.
In a tweet, Ford confirmed the death of the Toronto police officer, saying he is “horrified by today’s senseless violence.”
“I’m so grateful to law enforcement for bringing this situation to an end. May justice for those killed and injured be swift,” Ford said.
Hamilton police confirmed on Monday that the suspect is dead.
The shooting happened in the Hamilton cemetery and it was in relation to the shootings in Mississauga and Milton, according to Hamilton Police Chief Frank Bergen.
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), meanwhile, has invoked its mandate in connection with the Hamilton shooting. The SIU is called in whenever someone is killed or injured in a confrontation with police, or there are allegations of sexual assault against officers.
At 4:26 p.m., Peel Regional Police issued an emergency alert, saying they were searching for an active shooter, armed and dangerous, driving a stolen black Jeep Cherokee.
Peel police identified the suspect as Shawn Petry, 30. Police told reporters in Mississauga that they are retracting the alert.
“There is no further threat to police safety,” Const. Heather Cannon said near the Mississauga shooting scene.