1 dead, 4 injured following Mississauga, Ont., shooting, Peel police say

Toronto·Updated

One person is dead and four people have been taken to trauma centres "in various conditions" following a shooting in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Peel Regional Police said.

Speaking to reporters from the scene Saturday night, Peel police Const. Danny Marttini said officers found five victims suffering from gunshot wounds in a plaza in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

One person is dead and four people have been taken to trauma centres "in various conditions" following a shooting in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Peel Regional Police said.

Officers said they responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Glen Erin Drive and The Collegeway just before 7:30 p.m. ET.

Speaking to reporters from the scene Saturday night, Peel police Const. Danny Marttini said officers found five victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while four other victims were taken to different trauma centres.

Marttini could not provide an update on the conditions, genders or ages of the victims.

Police say the shooting happened in a plaza in the vicinity of multiple food shops. They could not confirm whether the incident happened indoors or outside. They also could not say what led up to the shooting.

Peel police Const. Danny Marttini says investigators don't yet know how many suspects they are looking for and have "very limited information" about the incident that left one person dead and four others injured.(Mark Bochsler/CBC)

No arrests have been made as of Saturday night. Police have yet to confirm how many shooters they are searching for, adding they have "very limited information" about the incident.

No suspect description has been released.

The homicide unit has taken over the case and investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage to contact them.

There are significant road closures in the area while police investigate.

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