The community knows that a local mechanic was killed in Milton, Ontario. Shooting.
One man was killed and two other people were hurt in a shooting in Milton, Ontario. The man who died was a longtime resident of the area.
Family and friends told Global News that the victim was Shakeel Ashraf, whom they called a “fixture” of the Milton Pakistani and Muslim communities.
Ashraf ran an auto repair shop called MK Auto Repairs on Bronte Road in Milton. He was shot and killed while working there.
When Sylvia Lombardi went to MK Auto Repairs in the past, he always had a smile on his face, she said.
Ashraf is “very nice to people,” she said.
After shootings in Mississauga and Milton, which police think were done by the same person, multiple police departments worked together on Monday afternoon.
Around 2:15 p.m., a Toronto police officer named Andrew Hong was shot and killed close up in Mississauga. around Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard. One more person was hurt badly enough to change their life.
The suspect then ran away to Milton, where police say he killed one person and hurt two others who were in critical and serious condition as of Monday evening.
Police say the suspect died after he had a run-in with a Halton officer in the city of Hamilton. The Special Investigation Unit, which looks into things like police shootings, is looking into what happened when the suspect died.
Friends in Milton said that Ashraf owned the shop where his mechanic worked and had been running it for a long time.
People who knew him called him a “honest mechanic,” and one of them said they felt comfortable taking even the smallest problems to him.
Amanda Bowers, who often delivered cars to Ashraf, said that he was “very family-oriented.”
She said that many people from Milton went to his shop to get their cars fixed, so his death “hits close to home” for the town.
Many people called him “Shakeel Bhai,” which means “Brother Shakeel” in Urdu. This was a sign of respect.
Friends and people in the community who knew Ashraf say that he leaves behind a wife and three daughters.