Two men face first-degree murder charges and a third man is sought in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured four other people inside a family restaurant in Mississauga last month.
Naim Akl, 25, of Oakville, was shot to death inside his family’s Chicken Land restaurant in a mall at Glen Erin Dr. and The Collegeway on May 29.
Peel Regional Police say a gunman entered the restaurant at 7:19 p.m. and began shooting at the staff, striking the 56-year-old owner, his 44-year-old wife, his two sons, 22 and 25, and a 58-year-old employee.
Homicide investigators have identified three suspects — and two have been charged.
Naqash Abbasi, 31, of Brampton, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder along with five counts of attempted murder using firearm.
Suliman Raza, 25, of Mississauga, was arrested Wednesday on the same charges.
“This was a horrific act of violence which resulted in loss of life and serious injury to the surviving victims,” chief Nishan Duraiappah said. “These incidents shatter community safety and will be responded to accordingly with a commitment to bring those responsible to justice while protecting the public.”
A third suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Anand Nath, of Mississauga. He is described as male, with a thin build and medium complexion, and a shaved head. A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest for first-degree murder and five counts of attempt murder using a firearm.
Nath is believed to be in Montreal.
Anyone with information, dashcam, or video footage can call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.