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Police Hunt Hitman Who Shot Woman With a Crossbow

17 April 2019

The gruesome act was a premeditated, targeted, and isolated based on the conversation that occurred between the victim and the suspect, according to investigators.

Those moments edited out almost killed the homeowner.

"She'll be in recovery phase for the rest of her life...her life will never be the same".

Police say they're looking for a man they believe posed as a delivery man in order to shoot a woman with a crossbow in Mississauga, Ont.

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The attempted hit took place on November 7 in Mississauga when emergency services responded to an incident to find a 44-year-old woman suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to the Peel Regional Police. Sgt. Jim Kettles told reporters at a press conference on Monday.

Kettles said police have a number of possible motives but are continuing to explore all possibilities. The two engaged in brief conversation before the suspect fired an arrow at the woman from a crossbow concealed inside the box. She was transported to a trauma centre and spent several months in hospital.

Superintendent Raymor said the particular type of crossbow used in the attack, created to "inflict the maximum amount of damage possible", was typically used by hunters to kill large game, including moose and deer.

"This was most definitely a targeted type of attack", Kettles said, adding that "the crossbow was never removed from the box" during the encounter.

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"There's absolutely no question in our mind that the intent in this particular case was the victim was not to have survived this attack", Det.

Crossbows 500 millimetres or less in length are prohibited by law but there are no licensing restrictions on weapons such as the one purportedly used. Kettles said the shoes and baseball hat worn by the suspect were unique - and the suspect did not hide his face, giving investigators a number of potential clues.

"The attack was meant to end the victim's life", Peel Regional Police Superintendent Heather Ramore said at a news conference.

"It involved a lot of damage to her internal organs". They've asked for the public's help in finding the suspect.

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"We are confident with assistance from the public and with current facial recognition technology we will bring those responsible for the attack to justice", Raymore said.

Police Hunt Hitman Who Shot Woman With a Crossbow