Sikh woman shot dead at gas station in Canada

Wednesday 07th December 2022 05:15 EST

Toronto: A 21-year-old Canadian-Sikh woman has been shot dead, in an apparent “targeted” killing in Canada’s Ontario province, according to the police. The victim, identified as Pawanpreet Kaur from Brampton, was fatally shot by an unidentified assailant in Mississauga city of Ontario, according to the Peels Regional Police.

According to the Toronto Sun newspaper, Kaur was shot outside a gas station. Police received information about a woman being shot and located the victim with apparent gunshot wounds upon arrival at the scene. Life-saving measures were attempted, but the victim succumbed to her injuries. The police believe it to be a “targeted” incident.

Kaur was pronounced dead on the scene, according to duty inspector. “The culprit was seen running from the scene wearing all dark clothing,” he added. “We saw her fall down and then suddenly the gunman pointed the gun at her head,” the newspaper quoted an eyewitness as saying. This comes days after an Indian-origin teenager was stabbed to death in Canada’s British Columbia.

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