Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

Person dead after shooting near Brampton elementary school

Peel Regional Police say a person has died after a shooting near a Brampton elementary school early Friday.

Police said emergency crews were called to an outdoor area near Ridgeview Public School at Brenda Avenue and Kingsview Boulevard, south of Main Street South and Queen Street West, just before 12:30 a.m. with reports of gunshots being fired.

A police spokesperson spokesperson told Global News a victim, a male believed to be in his teens or early 20s, was found and died at the scene.

As of early Friday, police didn’t release suspect information.

Peel Regional Police Const. Akhil Mooken said Friday morning that Ridgeview Public School will be closed for the day to staff and students due to the investigation. The child care program will also be closed, Mooken added.

“The school is not believed to have any direct involvement in this incident however it did occur in the vicinity so we will have the school and surrounding area shut down for a time,” police tweeted out.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at 905-453-3311 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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