Double-shooting in Oakville leaves man dead, woman injured

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The scene of a shooting in Oakville on Aug. 19, 2022. Police say they believe the shooting, which killed one man and injured one woman, was targeted. (Paul Smith/CBC - image credit)
The scene of a shooting in Oakville on Aug. 19, 2022. Police say they believe the shooting, which killed one man and injured one woman, was targeted. (Paul Smith/CBC - image credit)

A man is dead and a woman is injured after a double-shooting in Oakville Friday morning.

Police say they were called to the Belt Lane and Littlefield Crescent area around 1 a.m. with reports of gunfire.

There, Const. Steve Elms said police found one man and one woman in their 20s with "obvious signs" they'd been shot.

Elms said the shooting took place outside a home on Belt Lane, although he couldn't say whether either of the victims lived there.

Police are searching for two male suspects last seen fleeing the scene in a light-coloured SUV.

Elms said it appears the suspects shot the victims and then chased the male victim to a nearby area where he was fatally shot. The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

"We're still looking at the totality of the scene," said Elms, who described guns being fired "haphazardly" throughout the area as the suspects chased the man.

"Luckily there are no further injuries," he said, although shots were fired into at least two homes and police evidence markers now litter the area.

Elms said police believe the shooting was targeted, although he couldn't say whether the shooting was connected to a  vehicle found on fire about 15 kilometres away.

Police say the vehicle was found around 1:30 a.m. on Addingham Crescent.

"Officers are investigating any possible link to the homicide investigation," Elms said, "however we cannot confirm any connection at this time."

The Halton police homicide unit is on scene investigating. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Halton tip line at 905-825-4776 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.