A 28-year-old Indian student has died from injuries sustained in a shooting in the Canadian province of Ontario that also claimed two other lives, including that of a police officer, police said.
Satwinder Singh, who was injured in Monday’s shooting in Milton, died at Hamilton General Hospital with his family and friends by his side, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) said in a statement on Saturday.
Satwinder Singh was an international student from India who was working part-time at MK Auto Repairs at the time of the shooting, the statement said on Saturday.
“The HRPS would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim and the communities affected by this terrible tragedy,” the statement read.
Monday’s shooting resulted in the deaths of Toronto Police Constable Andrew Hong, 48, and Shakeel Ashraf, 38, a mechanic who owned MK Auto Repairs.
The gunman was identified as 40-year-old Sean Petrie. He was later shot dead by police in Hamilton.
At a relative’s home in Oakville, Singh’s grieving father was surrounded by relatives and friends after he allowed staff at Hamilton General Hospital to take his son off the ventilator on Saturday afternoon, said Sarabjot Kaur, a cousin growing up. with Singh against Toronto Star newspaper.
The father, who had not seen his son since before the pandemic, had just arrived from Dubai, where he works as a truck driver, Ms Kaur said.
Tanner had previously confirmed that Petrie had worked for a short time at MK Auto Repairs.
According to an online GoFundMe page honoring Singh, the former international student had been on a ventilator and declared brain dead.
He is described in the post as a “loving son, brother and grandson who will be missed daily.” He had a passion for reading and writing poetry.
Satwinder Singh, who obtained an MBA in marketing in India, studied at Conestoga College. He worked part time at MK Collision Center in Milton.
Violence broke out in Mississauga shortly after 2 p.m. when Constable Hong, who was in town for a training session and on his lunch break at a Tim Hortons, was shot at close range.
Investigators believe the murder was unprovoked and the suspect was looking for an officer, The Globe and Mail reported.
By Sunday afternoon, the GoFundMe had raised more than $35,000 to support Satwinder Singh’s family and return his body to India.
“He will leave us with a dent in our hearts for a lifetime,” the post said. “It’s a tough time for our family and we need prayers from all of you.”