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Peel school board offers supports to students after 'ambush-type' shooting left teen dead

Last Updated Sep 16, 2019 at 5:38 am EDT

A heavy police presence outside a building on Darcel Avenue in Mississauga after a shooting that left one person dead and injured five others on Sept. 14, 2019. CITYNEWS

The Peel District School Board has additional supports in place Monday for students who lost one of their own in a shooting over the weekend.

A spokeswoman for school board said a 17-year-old boy shot and killed outside an apartment building in Mississauga on Saturday evening was a Grade 12 student at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School.

Five others were wounded in the attack, including a 13-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and two other 17-year-old boys.

Carla Pereira said members of the board’s Critical Incident Response Team will be at Lincoln M. Alexander to support both staff and students.

She said they’ll stay there as long as they’re needed and that supports will also be available for staff and students at neighbouring schools.

Pereira said the board understands that violent incidents such as this one can affect those who live and work nearby.

Peel police are still looking for at least seven suspects in the case.

Investigators say the suspects descended on the area surrounding an apartment complex, firing semi-automatic handguns indiscriminately.

Police have described the boy who died as a bystander.