Greater Toronto Area police issued an emergency alert to residents on Monday warning them to be on the lookout for a black Jeep Cherokee following two shootings in Mississauga and Milton.
"There was an interaction and officers shot the man in Mount Hamilton Cemetery near York Boulevard. Paramedics were called," Special Investigations Unit reported. "The man died at the scene."
It was also confirmed that 48-year-old Toronto Police officer Constable Andrew Hong was killed.
There were 5 reported victims in relation to this incident. Two people were shot in Mississauga, leaving one dead and the other taken to a trauma centre. Additionally, three victims were shot in Milton. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, the second is in critical condition, and the third is in serious condition.
According to Peel Regional Police (PRP), two people were shot, and one was rushed to a trauma centre following a double shooting near the area of Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard at 2:15 p.m.
\u201cUPDATE:\n-Correction on suspect description\n-male black, thin build, bulk hair.\n- wearing all black, yellow construction vest\u201d— Peel Regional Police (@Peel Regional Police) 1663009461
The shooter had fled the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee with the following license plate numbers: CLMZ 905
A photo was released of the suspect, described as a black, thin build with bulk hair.
Meanwhile, Halton Police Service (HPS) reported that officers were investigating another double shooting at a plaza near Main Street and Bronte Street at 2:50 p.m.
\u201cBronte St S closed from King St to Main St in Milton in relation to shooting investigation. Suspect fled the area in a black Jeep Cherokee. \n\nSuspect considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH. CALL 911 if seen.\n\nExpect ongoing police presence. \n \nPlease avoid area.\u201d— Halton Police (@Halton Police) 1663010728
Initially, reports were that two people had been rushed to a regional hospital for treatment.
Investigators said the vehicle sought in the Mississauga shooting had been linked to the crime.
\u201cUPDATE: Suspect has been located and is in police custody. 1 person has been pronounced deceased at the scene and 2 others have been transported to hospital.\u201d— Halton Police (@Halton Police) 1663010728
An update from HPS stated that the suspect had been located and put in police custody.
"1 person has been pronounced deceased at the scene, and 2 others have been transported to hospital," the update reads.
This story has been updated with new information since it was published on September 12.