Po­lice of­fer new de­tails about cross­bow at­tack

The Buffalo News - - WORLD NEWS -

TORONTO – A man dressed in white turned his truck onto Bay­berry Drive out­side Toronto and gath­ered a large card­board box in his arms, care­ful to keep the trig­ger end of the cross­bow on his side. With a gloved hand, he rang a door­bell. When a woman an­swered, he fired a bolt into her chest, nearly killing her, and fled.

Au­thor­i­ties have re­leased new de­tails on the Nov.

7 at­tack in Mis­sis­sauga, in­clud­ing edited footage of the at­tack from a porch se­cu­rity cam­era par­tially show­ing the man’s face, in a bid to find the at­tacker.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the at­tack was in­ten­tional, and may have been a hit or­ches­trated by an­other per­son. They de­clined to iden­tify the vic­tim out of con­cern for her safety.

“The at­tack was meant to end the vic­tim’s life,” said Peel Re­gional Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Heather Ramore. “The vic­tim suf­fered mas­sive trauma that was both lifethreat­en­ing and life-al­ter­ing.”

The vic­tim did not know her at­tacker, De­tec­tive Sgt.

Jim Ket­tles said. She spent sev­eral months re­cov­er­ing in the hos­pi­tal af­ter suf­fer­ing dam­age to her in­ter­nal or­gans. “Her life will never be the same,” he said.

– Wash­ing­ton Post

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