ONTARIO, CANADA — On Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 10:30 p.m., an explosive device was set off inside a Mississauga restaurant in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue in the City of Mississauga, while members of our community were celebrating their birthdays. Fifteen people were injured and taken to three different hospitals, three of those people were in critical and later updated to stable condition.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and to their families. We know this is an extremely difficult time for them,” said Chief Jennifer Evans at a news conference this morning. “I want the community to know that every available police resource is being used to locate the people responsible for this horrendous act” she said.
A 35-year-old man from Brampton, a 62 year-old woman from Mississauga, and a 48-year-old woman from Mississauga were taken to a Toronto Trauma Centre where they remain in stable condition. Twelve other victims ranging in age from 23 to 69 years old were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, and have been treated and released.
Two men were seen entering the restaurant with an improvised explosive device. They were seen fleeing eastbound on foot from the scene, immediately following the explosion.
The first man is described as 5’10’’- 6’0’’ feet tall, stocky build, mid-20s, light skin, wearing dark blue jeans, dark-coloured zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, baseball cap with a light grey peak and his face covered with dark material.
The second man is described as 5’9’’- 5’10’’ feet tall, fair skin, thin build, wearing faded blue jeans, dark zip-up hoodie with a brass coloured zipper and the hood pulled over his head, grey t-shirt, dark coloured skate shoes and his face covered with dark material.
To see photo of these men please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca.
The investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals. They are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the restaurant or in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who has dashcam or other video that may help the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelpolice.ca.