Peel police arrest London, Ont., man in shooting death of 56-year-old Brampton woman

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BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police in Peel region say they've arrested a man from London, Ont., for the alleged murder of a 56-year-old woman last year.

They say the woman, Sangita Sharma, was located in a Brampton, Ont., home suffering from a gunshot wound on August 13.

The force says they arrested a 19-year-old man on Friday and that he's been charged with first-degree murder.

He appeared in court on Saturday.

In a statement, the force's chief says police believe there are others responsible for Sharma's death.

Chief Nishan Duraiappah says the death was "the tragic outcome of a callous act of violence."

Police say additional suspects are still being identified.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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