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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:03 AM

Canada: police hunt fake deliveryman who shot woman with crossbow

Suspect injured woman with a crossbow in a ‘premeditated, targeted’ attack, police say, in November 2018
Leyland Cecco in Toronto
Mon 15 Apr 2019 14.56 EDT Last modified on Mon 15 Apr 2019 17.37 EDT

Police in Canada are hunting a suspected hitman who they say disguised himself as a delivery person to carry out a “premeditated, targeted and isolated attack” on a woman, gravely injuring her with a crossbow.

Details of a brazen murder attempt were released to the public Monday morning by police in Mississauga, Ontario. The attack on the 44-year-old woman occurred late on 7 November 2018 in an area north of Toronto.

In black-and-white home surveillance footage, a man is seen carrying a large cardboard box on the victim’s front porch. Dressed in a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt and dark gloves, the man awkwardly holds the large rectangular box, which police say concealed the crossbow.

After a brief conversation, he fires the weapon and flees in a dark pickup truck. The front door is seen closing as the suspect runs away.


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