Peel Regional police Supt.
The attack - being investigated as an attempted murder - was carried out in the city of Ontario in Canada last November. Comments made to the victim at her door also indicate the attack was targeted, Division Superintendent Heather Ramore said during a news conference Monday.
According to police, the 44-year-old woman answered her door to find a supposed delivery man carrying a large box. In the video, the man appears to have stuck his right arm through a hole in the back of the box, with the other end pointed toward the woman. After a short conversation, the suspect then shot the victim with an arrow from a crossbow that was hidden inside of the box.
The attempted hit took place on November 7 in Mississauga when emergency services responded to an incident to find a 44-year-old woman suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to the Peel Regional Police. He is standing in the front entrance of a home on Bayberry Drive in Mississauga before the video cuts to him running away as the door slams shut. Sgt. Jim Kettles explained, her injuries were life altering.
She was hit in the chest and suffered life-threatening injuries, but survived. It involved damage to a lot of her internal organs.
"She'll be in recovery phase for the rest of her life...her life will never be the same". A police spokeswoman said it wasn't clear whether he wore coverall-type clothes that investigators wear at crime scenes to prevent evidence contamination.
"The suspect may have attended with another individual", he said.
While a motive for the attack is still under investigation, Kettles said detectives have established a few possibilities but refused to elaborate. "I can't speak to those at this time", Kettles said.
"We don't know at this point how many people may have been involved in orchestrating this ... that's an important aspect of the investigation that we are trying to establish now". Police said it's possible the suspect was wearing some sort of head covering underneath the baseball hat, such as a wig. "The face on its own, although that may not trigger anything, perhaps in conjunction with the cap that he's wearing and the shoes he's got on - that may mean something to somebody", Kettles said.