Publicado: Mier, Abril 17, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Suspect posing as delivery man shot woman with concealed crossbow, police say

Suspect posing as delivery man shot woman with concealed crossbow, police say

Investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking assistance with an attempt murder investigation that occurred in Mississauga.

Black-and-white home surveillance footage, released by Peel Regional Police on Monday, shows the assailant standing outside the victim's door in Mississauga, Ontario, an area north of Toronto, on November 7 a year ago.

"Comments made to the victim (by the suspect) indicate the victim was targeted and that the suspect may have carried out the attack at the request of another individual", said Supt.

The infrared camera footage showed a man wearing a white hoodie, long tracksuit trousers, black gloves and a white cap, holding a rectangular cardboard box which contained the large weapon. Police believe the man was holding the handle of the crossbow through a hole in one end of the box as he pointed it at the victim.

Those moments edited out almost killed the homeowner.

"The injuries that she sustained were absolutely devastating", said Peel police Det.

He added that her life "will never be the same".

Police said the suspect then fled the area, and police arrived to find the woman with life-threatening injuries. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she has remained for months.

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Police in Canada have released surveillance video of a suspected hitman who posed as a delivery man and shot a woman in the chest with a crossbow concealed in a large box when she answered the door. Sgt. Jim Kettles at a press conference Monday.

Police said the arrow used against the victim is created to hunt large animals such as moose and deer, inflicting the maximum amount of damage possible.

Crossbows 500 millimetres or less in length are prohibited by law but there are no licensing restrictions on weapons such as the one purportedly used.

Investigators have not ruled out that the man may have been hired to carry out the attack.

"We're open to anything at this point", he said.

Investigators have since identified a dark-coloured pickup truck as a possible suspect vehicle. They've asked for the public's help in finding the suspect.

Investigators initially said the woman was injured by an "edged weapon".

The victim later told police she got a "direct look" at the suspect, but did not recognize him.

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