Police looking for man who allegedly posed as delivery worker and shot woman with crossbow

Apr 15 2019, 4:20 pm

Peel Regional Police are looking for a man they believe posed as a delivery worker in order to shoot a woman with a concealed crossbow in Mississauga.

Last November, a 44-year-old woman answered her door to the supposed delivery man who was carrying a large box at the time, according to police.

The woman and the suspect had a brief conversation before the man removed the crossbow from the box and allegedly shot the woman with an arrow.

He then fled the area.

When police arrived at the scene, they discovered the woman with life-threatening injuries.

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After reviewing the evidence collected at the scene, investigators say the arrow used in this incident is designed to hunt large game such as moose and deer and inflict the “maximum amount of damage possible.”

Investigators say they believe this was a premeditated, targeted, and isolated attack based on the conversation that occurred between the victim and the suspect.

Example of crossbow used/Peel Regional Police

Example of arrows used/Peel Regional Police

Investigators have also identified a vehicle they believe may be involved in this incident.

The vehicle is a dark coloured pickup truck and it arrived in the area of the residence minutes before the attack took place and fled the area minutes after.

Suspect’s vehicle/Peel Regional Police

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact investigators at the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau using the dedicated tip line of 905-456-5840.

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