Canadian police have made two arrests in the “horrific” daylight shooting that shot 141 shots in 21 seconds, killing a 17-year-old bystander on the spot.
The filming took place on September 14, 2019 in the suburb of Mississauga in Toronto. Six people were shot, including a 13-year-old girl, a 50-year-old woman and three teenage boys. All have been released from the hospital.
Jonathan Davis, 17, was killed after being shot in gunfire.
Peel police announced Tuesday the arrest of Safeer Ahmad (19) and Jahvon Valdez (21) in the murder of Davis.
But they say the investigation is “far from over” and they are still on the hunt for the seven suspects who actually opened fire.
Canadian police have made two arrests in the “horrific” daylight shooting that shot 141 shots in 21 seconds, killing a 17-year-old bystander on the spot. Peel Police first released footage of the shooting after the arrests on Tuesday
The footage shows two vehicles entering a parking lot behind an apartment where a group of men hung out in Mississauga, near Toronto. Nine suspects get out of the vehicles and release a long beam of bullets
A close-up shows how the men hanging around the cars fled the scene on foot as the gunmen chased them
The images, from various security cameras, show a black SUV that drops off a group of men in a parking lot and then drives off. The men all run in the same direction.
The video then cuts to an aerial view of a parking lot in front of an apartment complex on Darcelle Avenue near Morning Star and Goreway stations, where a group of men huddled between park cars and talk around 6:30 PM.
Suddenly, two vehicles with a total of nine suspects entered the parking lot, even though the cars were out of the frame of the camera.
A few people appear with guns and open flames.
The group of men near the cars scrambled and fled, some trying to get into the cars for safety.
The people with weapons seem to be chasing their victims by firing an endless amount of bullets.
When the shots were fired, the two drivers who had come from the shooters turned around, ready to escape the scene as escape vehicles.
Jonathan Davis, 17 (photo left and right), was killed in the shooting while he waited for family members to pick him up at the apartment. He was a senior in high school at the time
Supt. Martin Ottaway said that in the short time that the suspects had expanded in the shooting, at least 141 rounds of stray bullets had fired 15 different apartments and nine different vehicles, according to CP24. The shooting lasted 21 seconds.
Ottaway said six people were shot, including three innocent bystanders, including Davis.
Davis was shot while waiting to be picked up by relatives behind the building. He was pronounced dead on the spot.
The 50-year-old woman and 13-year-old girl were in separate apartments in the building, hit by flying bullets.
Police footage includes video from three surveillance cameras. The first showed this black SUV driving to the shooting location
The two vehicles pulled into this parking lot and a group of men were seen driving away and running, presumably towards the Darcelle Avenue apartment where they opened fire
Hours after the shooting, Ottaway said the Ontario county police set fire to one of the suspected vehicles in Caledon.
Police previously said the suspects in the shooting were partially motivated by a rap video in which the verses “challenged other people within the community.”
On Tuesday, he said the shooting involved a “dispute” between two different gangs active in the area.
Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich said the shooting was “one of the most serious incidents in Peel’s history” and a shocking level of violence, as there were innocent children, many of whom visited an ice cream truck parked nearby.
“We don’t accept it as a police force and we don’t accept it as a community. We think there are people who can help us with this research, ” he said.
Davis’s heartbroken family said Tuesday they are hopeful of the arrest of two suspects, but said “no justice will ease the pain of losing our son.”
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is requested to call the Murder and Missing Persons Agency at 905-453-2121, extension 3205. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca