“This was most undoubtedly a focused kind of assault,” Peel police Det. Sgt. Jim Kettles instructed reporters at a press convention on Monday. “The crossbow was by no means faraway from the field.”
Surveillance footage reveals the tried killer, who seems to be sporting a wig, standing exterior the sufferer’s door with a cardboard field — which had a gap minimize into it on one finish so the arrow might shoot by way of.
“It’s clear that this assault was meant to finish the sufferer’s life,” Kettles mentioned. “Feedback made to the sufferer (by the suspect) point out the sufferer was focused and that the suspect could have carried out the assault on the request of one other particular person.”
The tried hit was carried out on November 7, however police are solely simply now releasing the video of the suspect. Officers mentioned the girl he attacked — described as a 44-year-old from Mississauga, Ontario — was nonetheless coping with bodily and emotional trauma.
“The accidents that she sustained have been completely devastating,” Kettles mentioned, noting how the suspected hitman was wielding a crossbow that’s sometimes utilized by big-game hunters to kill moose and different giant animals.
“It concerned injury to quite a lot of her inner organs,” Kettles added. “She’ll be in restoration section for the remainder of her life … Her life won’t ever be the identical.”
Authorities have recognized “potential motives” for the tried slaying, however are refusing to say what they might be. They’ve requested for the general public’s assist in discovering the suspect.
“We’re open to something at this level,” Kettles mentioned, “and we’re taking a look at all potential investigative avenues.”