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Update: Multiple Dead in Saturday morning Eighth Line shooting

Eighth Line Shooting
Update: Multiple Dead in Saturday morning Eighth Line shooting
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​The two victims in yesterday’s double homicide at Eighth Line and Iroquois Shore Road in Oakville have been identified as Afheed (Al) Rehmtulla (43) and Kareem Wade (34). On behalf of the Halton Regional Police Service, we extend our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. Both families request their privacy during this difficult time.

Kareem Wade

Two other victims of the shooting are expected to make a full recovery. We will not be naming these individuals.

At this time, the motive for the shooting remains unknown. It is believed that the shooting was targeted.

This investigation is ongoing. We urge anyone with information about this incident, or the events leading up to this incident, to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Investigators are appealing to members of the public for dash cam or home or business surveillance video from the area of Iroquois Shore Road and Eighth Line, Oakville between midnight and 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020. If you have any video during that timeframe, you are asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Investigators are also interested in speaking to the driver of a white sedan that was seen in the area at the time of the shooting. This vehicle is not believed to be involved.

Afheed (Al) Rehmtulla

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Inquiries to our Corporate Communications Unit can be emailed to corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca.

Original Post: May 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Two male victims are dead after a shooting early this morning, Saturday May 16th 2020. The incident took place at a commercial area on the south end of Eighth Line.

Police responded to a call at approximately 3:10am today of the incident. According to Constable Ryan Anderson of Halton Regional Police Service, “Officers attended a commercial business in the area Iroquois Shore Road and Eighth Line in Oakville.”

One male victim was located deceased at the scene by officers upon arrival. A second male victim was pronounced dead in hospital. Two additional victims are in currently in hospital. Ages of and connections between the victims are unknown at this time.

As of 5:59am, Halton Police twitter along with officers said authorities were at the scene. No arrests have yet been made in connection to the crime. A media report from the scene does, however, say the shooting appears to be targeted.


There is currently police in the area while officers conduct their investigation. Police are asking the public to avoid the area at this time.

A media officer is on the scene, but media attending are being asked to position at 505 Iroquois Shore Road.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Halton Regional Police Service’s 2 District (Oakville) at 905-825-4747. ​

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca 

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