ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police’s homicide detectives on Monday provided additional information and an updated description of the suspect responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Pawanpreet Kaur, 21, of Brampton.
On Saturday, December 3 at approximately 10:39 p.m., police received information that a woman had been shot in the area of Britannia Road and Creditview Road in Mississauga. Police located the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were attempted, however, the victim succumbed to her injuries.
Police said the suspect wore a three-quarter-length dark winter jacket with a hood, dark winter boots, dark pants, a dark winter toque and white gloves.
It appears that the suspect was smoking a cigarette. The suspect did not pull the hood up over their head until shortly before shooting the victim at close range.
Through extensive video canvassing and witness interviews, investigators have determined that the suspect was on foot in the vicinity of the homicide scene three hours prior to the shooting, which occurred at a gas station located at the intersection of Creditview Road / Britannia Road.
During that timeframe, the suspect was observed crossing over Britannia Road east of the intersection and crossing Creditview Road north of the intersection. The suspect may or may not have visited this location in the past.
Following the shooting, the suspect was observed running from the scene westbound across Creditview Road, then westbound on Britannia Road, and then westbound onto Camgreen Circle.
As investigators continue to canvass for more video and witnesses, they are urging anyone with information on this incident, surveillance or dashcam footage that may have captured the moments leading up to, during, or after the incident to contact investigators at 905-453-2121, extension 3205.
Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.
IANS reports from Toronto:
“We just want justice for our daughter. We won’t get our daughter back, so we just want the killer to be found. The daughter we raised will never come back to us,” Devinder Singh, Pawanpreet’s father, told Omni Punjabi channel.
Pawanpreet left for Canada on a student visa when she was 18.
“There is a craze in India for everyone to send their children to Canada, so we also sent her,” a choked Singh said, adding that they had planned to settle permanently in Canada with their daughter.
The news of their daughter’s death was broken to them by their relatives in Brampton.
“We regret sending her off to Canada,” Pawanpreet’s mother Jasveer Kaur told Omni Punjabi.
“Why did we send her at a young age to get her degree? We should have kept her here with us,” she said, fighting back her tears.