A man shot last week in Brampton died at a hospital on Tuesday.
Allan Burton, 50, was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the chest in Brampton’s Hamilton Gardens neighbourhood, the Peel Regional Police Service said. He died at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
Police are now looking for the person or people responsible for the shooting. They are searching for a six- to eight-foot-tall black male wearing a dark hoodie with a grey hood and an Alabama T-shirt with a hood.
The shot was fired from a motor vehicle, police said. Police have not released a motive for the shooting.
The incident comes on the heels of a spate of violence in Brampton in the last month that has left several men dead.
The string of killings included two male teens who were fatally shot in separate incidents outside different Brampton funeral homes.
On Feb. 5, suspected gang members shot a 16-year-old boy outside a funeral home.
The following day, another boy, 15, was fatally shot outside a funeral home as well.
“We have had multiple events in that area. It is not just two years ago,” Peel police Const. Andy Pattenden said. “It appears to be a fairly organized group of individuals using violence.”
Police have not yet named any suspects or connections between the shooting deaths in Brampton, but Pattenden said there was an earlier shooting death in the area a week before the funeral home incidents.
But Pattenden said police have no idea who is responsible for those previous killings.
Brampton Police are reminding residents not to engage in or take part in any type of violence.
“Violence or a lack of help from police is not an acceptable response for any citizen of this city,” Pattenden said.