On Monday September 12, 2022, at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to multiple reports of a shooting at an auto shop in Milton.

Police attended a business located at 32 Bronte Street South, and found three victims with gunshot wounds. Tragically, 38-year-old Shakeel Ashraf of Milton died at the scene and two other victims were transported to hospital. They remain in critical and serious conditions and police are not releasing their names at this time. 

The HRPS would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims during this difficult time. We would also like to offer additional support to those in the community who may need it through our Victim Services Unit (VSU). The VSU can be reached at 905-825-4777 ext. 5239.   

Shortly after the shooting in Milton, members of the HRPS and Hamilton Police Service located the suspect in a cemetery in the city of Hamilton where an altercation took place with police. The HRPS can confirm the suspect is deceased and the Special Investigations Unit is now investigating that altercation. 

As required by law, no further information can be provided by the HRPS at this time.  Any further inquiries may be directed to SIU Communications. 

“Our thoughts are with each victim, their families and friends, and are with all members of the Toronto Police Service and our greater police family as well throughout this terribly tragic time,” said Halton Regional Police Service Chief, Stephen Tanner.  

“I want to personally thank the many front-line men and women, and all first responders for doing everything they could do to ensure the safety of our residents. I also want to thank the many individuals and organizations who have inquired as to the well-being of our officers, and of the other officers involved in this tragedy. Your thoughts and support are sincerely appreciated.” 

The HRPS is working with the Peel Regional Police to investigate these events, and anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

Media Inquiries:
Halton Regional Police Service
Media Relations
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca