Additional Information: Arrests Made in Shooting at Local Food Establishment

Posted On Wednesday June 09, 2021

Region of Peel - Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have arrested and charged two men and are searching for a third man in relation to a Mississauga shooting.

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 7:19 p.m., police received a call for a shooting inside a food establishment at The Collegeway and Glen Erin Drive. The suspect entered the premises and began shooting at the staff, striking the 56-year-old owner, his 44-year-old wife, his two sons aged 22-years-old and 25-years-old, and a 58-year-old male employee. The owner’s 13-year-old daughter was also inside the premises, however, she was not physically injured.

Naim Akl, a 25-year-old man from Oakville, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The four injured adults were transported to trauma centers.

As a result of the investigation, members from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have identified three suspects believed to be responsible for the shooting.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Naqash Abbasi, a 31-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

First Degree Murder

Attempted Murder Using Firearm (X5)

 

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Suliman Raza, a 25-year-old man from Mississauga, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

First Degree Murder

Attempted Murder Using Firearm (X5)

 

They both were held for bail hearings and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Chief Duraiappah said, “This was a horrific act of violence which resulted in loss of life and serious injury to the surviving victims. These incidents shatter community safety and will be responded to accordingly with a commitment to bring those responsible to justice while protecting the public”.

The third suspect is still outstanding and has been identified as Anand Nath, a 20-year-old man from Mississauga. He is described as male, thin build with a medium complexion and a shaved head. A Canada-Wide warrant has been issued for his arrest for First Degree Murder and Attempt Murder Using a Firearm x 5. Anand Nath is believed to be in the City of Montreal.

Deputy Chief Milinovich said, “Anand Nath represents a serious community safety risk and we are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts or this incident to call police immediately. This incident reflects the danger posed by his continued presence in the community”

To view photos of the two accused men and the outstanding suspect, please visit our website.

Anyone with any information, dashcam, or video footage is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Person Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 3205.Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, extension 4027.

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