Peel Officer Shot in Brampton Courthouse, Shooter Dead

Peel Region Police has confirmed that its officer was shot at Brampton’s A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse and the shooter is now dead. According to the police, a man trying to enter the building with gun, shot a Peel Regional Police officer and was then himself shot dead. Consequently, the courthouse at 7755 Hurontario Street, near Hurontario and Highway 407, has been locked down while an ambulance makes an emergency run, reportedly to Sunnybrook Hospital.

Addressing reporters on the scene, police alleged that “the bad guy is dead,” as they locked-down the courthouse and surrounded the building by police officers. Sources confirm that those locked inside the courthouse have very little information passed onto them, as they are only told that a “major incident” has occurred so no one can leave yet. At the time of shooting, Mohamed Hersi was on trial in the court for allegedly attempting to join terror group Al Shabab.

According to the information provided by Const. Fiona Thivierge of Peel Regional Police, she confirmed that there was an emergency run to hospital from the scene, though she declined to confirm the identity or the condition of the victim. She revealed that police was called to inform about the incident almost eight minutes before 11 a.m., adding that the lockdown had made it difficult to confirm the number of victims as “this is a very complex scene.” A criminal lawyer on the second floor of the courthouse at the time of shooting, Sangeeta Patel, thinks it’s “more like six shots that had been fired.”

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