Shakeel Ashraf, MK Auto Repairs, was ‘all people’s mechanic’

Shakeel Ashraf, MK Auto Repairs, was ‘all people’s mechanic’

Shakeel Ashraf, proprietor of MK Auto Repairs in Milton, Ont. was gunned down in his store Monday, Sept. 12 in an unprovoked taking pictures spree. Right here he proudly poses with a cricket trophy received final yr.

The Indie Storage staff is saddened by the mindless dying of Shakeel Ashraf, proprietor of MK Auto Repairs in Milton, Ont.

Ashraf, a married father of three, was one in every of 4 folks shot in a violent spree Monday, Sept. 12 that additionally took the lifetime of Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong and left two different MK Auto Restore workers wounded. One of many wounded was listed in critical situation on the time, the opposite was within the intensive care unit with crucial accidents. Names of the victims weren’t launched by police.

UPDATE: A kind of shot on the auto store has succumbed to his accidents. Satwinder Singh, 28, a world scholar from India, died in Hamilton Basic Hospital, police stated in a information launch on Saturday, Sept. 17. Singh was working part-time at MK Auto Repairs on the time of taking pictures.

The assault, which is being name “unprovoked” by police, ended with the dying of shooter Sean Petrie in a Hamilton, Ont. cemetery.

Const. Hong was shot whereas he was having lunch at a Tim Horton’s in Mississauga, the place he was taking part in joint coaching train with officers from Peel Regional Police and York Regional Police.

Petrie then travelled to AK Auto Restore the place he had been briefly employed final yr. An worker interviewed has stated that he was not conscious of any battle between Petrie and Ashraf.

Accounts say that Petrie arrived on the store whereas Ashraf was out selecting up lunch for workers and waited till he returned.

Neighborhood members have remembered Ashraf as “all people’s mechanic” and remembered his energetic participation locally and charitable causes.

Shakeel Ashraf, MK Auto Repairs, was ‘all people’s mechanic’
A makeshift memorial outdoors MK Auto Restore in MIlton, Ont. the place proprietor Shakeel Ashraf was fatally shot; two different workers had been additionally wounded within the taking pictures spree that started with the unprovoked taking pictures dying of Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong.

Ashraf, 39, was of Pakistani origin and immigrated together with his household 25 years in the past, opening two MK Auto Repairs areas in Milton that make use of greater than 15 employees. He had not too long ago opened a brand new autobody store.

“He had a popularity of being hardworking, pleasant and compassionate to his purchasers and fellow Miltonians,” good friend Hammad Jawaid informed the Hamilton Spectator. “He commonly participated in and sponsored area people occasions, contributed to causes and will likely be missed by many within the South Asian neighborhood. His loss has left area people in utter disbelief and shock and properly wishers have been continuously visiting his household home to pay their respects.”

Omer Ahmed, who labored for a time at Ashraf’s store, informed CBC information his former boss did so much for the neighborhood and would assist repair folks’s automobiles, even when they couldn’t pay for the service. 

“He would all the time be in, like, a contented temper on a regular basis,” Ahmed stated. “He would all the time be smiling, all the time joyful, all the time caring.”

Ashraf had been the Ahmed household’s mechanic for a very long time, and when he requested if he might work on the auto store part-time whereas in school, Ashraf gave him a weekend job. 

“It feels unreal, truthfully … he didn’t deserve it.”