Satwinder Singh, 28, dies from injuries sustained in Milton shooting


One of the victims of Monday’s shooting died in hospital, according to Halton Regional Police.

A police officer from Toronto and a mechanic from Milton were killed that day. The shooter was shot dead by police in Hamilton later the same day.

According to Halton Police, Satwinder Singh, 28, of Milton died in hospital with family and friends at his bedside.

He was an Indian international student who was working part-time at MK Auto Repairs at the time of Monday’s shooting, police said in a Saturday news release.

« This is heartbreaking news for our community which has not even begun to recover from the traumatic events of Monday, » Halton Police Chief Stephen Tanner said in the statement.

Monday’s shooting resulted in the death of the Toronto police officer. Andrew Hong, 40, and Shakeel Ashraf, 38, a mechanic who owns MK Auto Repairs. Three others, including Singh, were injured.

The shooter has been identified as 40-year-old Sean Petrie. Tanner had previously confirmed that Petrie worked briefly at the auto shop.

Police recently said in a Thursday update that they believe he was « just waiting for someone in uniform. »

Ontario police watchdog – the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) – is investigating Petrie’s murder and confirmed on Thursday that there was an exchange of gunfire between police and the shooter before his death.

The Star recently reported that Singh graduated from an MBA in India and completed a one-year supply chain management diploma program at a college in Kitchener last summer as an international student, according to a parent.

Singh was on life support in the hospital.

More soon.


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