Authorities are turning to the public to try and gather information about the death of Jason Ramkishun. Peel Regional Police are now offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help with the investigation into the Mississauga murder from 2018.
Ramkishun was returning home from work on November 13, 2018. While driving on Highway 410, another car pulled up beside him and fired at his vehicle.
Ramkishun was discovered in his vehicle in a ditch by the highway having been hit by the gunfire. He was rushed to hospital, but later succumbed to his wounds.
Peel Police believe that Ramkishun's death was a case of mistaken identity. This was determined after a second victim driving the same car as Ramkishun was shot one week later. The second victim survived the attack.
"Through our investigation, it is our belief that the victim shot in the second shooting on November 20, 2018 was the intended target on both 410 shootings," Inspector Marty Ottaway told reporters, according to CTV News.
"We know that these two shootings are linked, we know that forensically, through evidence we found at the scene."
Peel Regional Police determined that one of the guns used in the second attack was also used in the murder of Jason Ramkishun.
Peel Regional Police are now appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the people who shot Jason Ramkishun. They are offering a $25,000 reward for any information that helps with the investigation.
"We believe a number of people have knowledge of what took place and could help us solve this case," Peel Regional Police said in a media release.
Ramkishun had been working as a security guard and according to his family, he had wanted to enter the field of law enforcement.
"He wanted to give back to his community and became a security guard to further his own interests in law enforcement," a statement from Ramkishun's family read, according to CP24.
Police will often turn to the public for information in an unsolved murder case, as they did in Nova Scotia regarding the murder of Triston Reece.
A reward of $100,000 was recently offered for helping to locate one of Canada's most wanted criminals.
Recently, Ottawa saw two murders take place in just under 24 hours.
Anyone with information regarding the murder of Jason Ramkishun is urged to contact Peel Regional Police's Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.
They can also report anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by going to www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.