Police have identified the man shot dead in Brampton Wednesday night as a 60-year-old man.
Policia Supt. Paul Nally of Peel Regional Police responded to a call from a resident on Talbot Road Wednesday.
Police say the resident found the body of a man who appeared to have been shot in his home.
“The alarm was raised and the officers arrived to find the victim down,” Nally said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers went door-to-door checking for a possible suspect.
No additional information about the victim was released.
Police are investigating, along with local police services.
The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m.
“I think the public should feel reassured, at least to a certain extent, that a serious incident has been averted,” Nally said.
Police are also investigating an earlier shooting near Midland Road and Broadview Avenue.
The Brampton shooting comes just weeks after a five-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet in his home on June 9.