Brampton, Ont. Police have released the name of a man shot to death on Wednesday night.
Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, police responded to a call of a person with a gunshot wound in the community of Kelsey Green.
Upon their arrival, police located a 25-year-old man who had been shot.
The man was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Police have identified the man as Byron Anthony Campbell of Toronto.
On Thursday morning, police arrested and charged, 25-year-old Nathan Louis Tschane, with second-degree murder.
Sgt. Dave Rektor from the Crime Prevention Bureau, said Campbell may have been the victim of a random attack.
“We suspect that it was random violence, the police have numerous witnesses who reported hearing a number of gunshots being fired,” Rektor said.
Witnesses reportedly reported hearing multiple gunshots fired in the area of Gowanda Road and Darke Road on Wednesday night.
Police located several bullet casings in the area, as well as shell casings outside of the victim’s vehicle.
Rektor added: “It’s unknown how many times he was shot, he was shot multiple times. We have recovered and are processing the vehicle in question.”
Rektor said there were at least 10 officers on the scene.
There are about 1,000 registered weapons for the city of Brampton, Rektor added.
“There are hundreds of weapons out on our streets but only a small percentage are reported and seized by police,” Rektor said.
“In the past year, police have issued nearly 200 civil firearms suspension orders which have happened across the city.
“The vast majority of incidents take place in our neighbourhoods.”
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brampton homicide unit by calling (905) 586-5559 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).