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Police find wounded man in his 20s after officers called to Mississauga crash

A man in his 20s with a gunshot wound was taken to hospital and two other men in the same vehicle were arrested after a crash in Mississauga on Monday evening.

Crash happened in area of Rathburn Road West, Queensbridge Drive

Peel police are investigating a crash in Mississauga between two vehicles on Monday evening. When officers arrived, they found a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound. Two other men in the same vehicle were later arrested but then released. (Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock)

Peel police found a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound when they were called to the scene of a crash in Mississauga on Monday evening.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries while two other men in the same vehicle were arrested but later released unconditionally.

Police said car carrying the three men collided with an SUV in the area of Rathburn Road West and Queensbridge Drive, near Mavis Road. Police were called to the area shortly after 10 p.m.

The car is believed to have hit the SUV before it rolled onto its roof. The driver of the SUV remained on the scene and was not hurt, police said.

After Peel paramedics took the wounded man to hospital, a second man was arrested. The third fled on foot. He was later arrested and found to have a minor injury from the crash, police added. The second and third men were then released.

Police blocked off a large area to investigate after the crash and canvassed the area for eyewitnesses, surveillance camera video and anyone who may have been involved in the shooting.

Const. Danny Marttini, spokesperson for Peel police, said officers have determined that the shooting took place near the Erindale GO Transit station in the area of Creditview Road and Burnhamthorpe Road West.

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