Posted February 07, 2020 07:18:00A video of a woman who lost a leg in a gun battle with a suspected gang member is stirring controversy in Canada, prompting an investigation.
The woman, identified only as Nga, was killed by police after officers used tear gas and live ammunition to break up a violent confrontation with the suspect.
Nga, 23, was shot in the neck after police surrounded the car she was driving on Highway 401 in Mississauga on Jan. 19, 2016, according to an autopsy report released by the city of Mississauga.
Her body was later found in a ditch on Highway 410, just south of Mississaugas town centre.
Naga was one of four women who were shot during a confrontation in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in Mississauges car dealership.
Ng, who was on the way to meet her boyfriend, said she was walking home after buying some groceries and when she was approached by two men, one holding a gun, who she described as Hispanic.
She said she did not see the gun and did not hear anything.
“I just felt like I was being targeted,” she told CBC News from her hospital bed.
“And I just wanted to get out of there as quickly as I could, but that’s when I heard the shots.”‘
They didn’t even have their hands up’: Witnesses to shooting in MississburgaA man, who did not want to be identified, told CBC the shots were coming from the direction of a car in front of the woman’s car dealership and not from the other direction.
He said the woman drove away from the area as the shots began.
“When I saw her car I knew it was her.
She was driving in front, but the next thing I knew she was dead,” he said.”
They were on her windshield.
It was pretty gruesome.”
In a statement, the Mississauga Police Service said officers had used “all necessary measures to contain and prevent an incident” and that “no life was lost or seriously injured” and it was assisting with a “full review of the incident”.
A spokesperson for the Canadian Press news agency also confirmed that an investigation into the shooting was underway, but said it was “premature to make any comments”.
“At this time, no further information is available,” the statement said.
Nagga is seen in the video in her hospital room.
The Mississauga coroner said she died of a gunshot wound to the neck.
Her family has said she had a “lucky escape” when she got away from a gang member.
“She just got away with nothing.
She didn’t do anything wrong.
She did what she had to do,” her mother, Mounia, told the CBC.
The family says they don’t know why she was targeted.
“It’s not right,” said Mouniama, speaking from her home in Mississongas.
“She was a good girl.
She had a good life.
She wasn’t doing anything wrong.”‘
She was the only one’The victim’s mother, who has asked not to be named, said it’s the first time she has heard of her daughter.
“This is the first, and it’s just the beginning, she said.
She added that she hopes her daughter will be found and convicted.”
You can not win a battle with the gun, you can’t take away your life.
You can’t stop a life,” she said, crying.
The investigation was opened after the family received an anonymous tip and contacted police.
Nguna’s parents were unable to reach the police because they did not have her cellphone number.