Andrew Hong Death and Obituary, Toronto police officer shot to death at close range during his lunch break in Mississauga

Andrew Hong Death and Obituary, Toronto police officer shot to death at close range during his lunch break in Mississauga

A 48-year-old Toronto police officer was shot at close range during his lunch break in Mississauga on Monday and died instantly in an unprovoked “ambush.”

Toronto police identified the officer as Const. Andrew Hong, a 48-year veteran of the police force. Shortly after, another person was shot and killed by the same suspect in Milton. The attack left three others with serious and even life-threatening injuries, police said.

This is a breaking news update. The previous story is as follows. Monday’s shooting around the GTA killed two people, including a Toronto police officer, and injured several before the suspect was taken into custody in Hamilton and pronounced dead.

Police have issued a public safety alert to the GTA following two daytime shootings in Mississauga and Milton over an active shooter. Peel Regional Police said one person was taken to a trauma center following a shooting in the Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard area of ​​Mississauga around 2:15 p.m.

Multiple sources later confirmed to CTV News and CP24 that a Toronto police officer was shot and killed in the incident.

The officer was in the area at the time and attended an unspecified training event for traffic officers, the source said. The shooting is believed to have occurred near Tim Horton and the coroner could be seen coming and going.

Police said they were looking for a suspect, described as a thin black man with dark hair, wearing a black and yellow construction vest. They said he was heavily armed and dangerous and that it was “absolutely necessary” for anyone who spotted the suspect or his vehicle – described as a black Jeep Cherokee with a CLMZ 905 license plate – to call 911 immediately.

Shortly after the initial shooting, Halton police said they were investigating another shooting at a body shop on Main and Bronte Streets in Milton about 2.50pm.

In the incident, three people were shot dead. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other two were taken to an area hospital for treatment, police said.

Halton police said they were looking for the same vehicle wanted in the Mississauga shooting, which was last seen near Appleby Line and Hwy. 407

A woman whose child attended a nearby daycare center told CTV News Toronto that the center had been closed because of the shooting.

“The owner of the centre called me and said there was an active shooter a few doors away,” the woman said. “Very, very annoying. Very emotional when I think about it because they don’t really understand what’s going on with the police and stuff. Very annoying, but thank goodness he’s fine and they protected her and I was able to come down and get him.”

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