Suspect Wanted After Shooting in Fort Erie

On October 25th, 2022, at 10:51am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 5 District (Fort Erie) responded to shooting at a residential address in the area of Village Creek Drive between Old Mill Road and Ott Road, in the Town of Fort Erie.

Upon arrival officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was assessed by Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics before being transported to a trauma centre for advanced medical care.  The victim is currently listed in stable condition.

Detectives assigned to the 5 District Criminal Investigative Branch have assumed carriage of the investigation.  They are being supported by members of the Forensic Services Unit.  Detectives can confirm this was a targeted incident as the suspect and victim are known to one and other.

Aynla Mustafa HASSAN (30 years) of North York is currently wanted for the Criminal Code offence of aggravated assault.

HASSAN is described as follows:

–          Male

–          Black

–          5’8” tall

–          190 lbs

–          Dark hair in braids

–          Wearing grey or black clothing (possible track suit)

The vehicle HASSAN is believed to be driving is as follows:

–          2008 Chevrolet Malibu

–          Ontario Registration #CWXJ 443

–          Brown in colour

–          4 doors

HASSAN is considered to be ARMED AND DANGEROUS and should not be approached.  Members of the public who know the whereabouts of HASSAN or the location of the vehicle he was driving are encouraged to contact 911 immediately.

Detectives are appealing to those who reside in the Village Creek Drive and surrounding area to review their CCTV footage and contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009525 with any relevant information.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.


Incident #22-121982