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.