A wanted man considered armed and dangerous remains at large more than a week after a shooting left a Fort Erie man seriously injured.
Niagara Region Police announced on November 1 that they were still on the hunt for Aynla Mustafa Hassan, 30 from North York, who is wanted in connection to an October 25 shooting.
Around 11 a.m. that day police responded to reports of a shooting out on Village Creek Dr. between Old Mill Rd. and Ott Rd. The area is home to a suburban development near the Fort Erie Conservation Club in the municipality’s western reaches.
On arrival officers found the victim suffering multiple gunshot wounds. After assessing his injuries, paramedics rushed the victim to a trauma centre for “advanced medical care.” He was later listed as in stable condition and continues to recover.
When they announced the shooting later in the day police said they had reason to believe this was a targeted attack and that the victim and Hassan knew each other.
In a video announcement posted today, police said Hassan was a federal parolee at the time of the shooting. His parole has since been revoked.
Hassan is wanted on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, pointing a gun, and numerous other firearm offenses. He is also wanted on a separate Canada-wide warrant for breaching his parole conditions.
Investigators believe Hassan is armed and dangerous. They describe him as a Black man standing five-feet-eight-inches and weighing about 190 pounds. He has black, braided hair and was wearing a black tracksuit.
He is believed to be driving a brown 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with the license plate CWXJ-443.
Police advise anyone who knows Hassan’s whereabouts not to approach him, but to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about the shooting can call Niagara police at t 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009525 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.