At the press conference, police displayed a similar crossbow and arrows to the ones used in the attack, which are designed for hunting big game like moose.
The incident took place on November 7, 2018, on Bayberry Drive near Highway 401 and Winston Churchill Boulevard in Mississauga. Dressed in a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt and dark gloves, the man awkwardly holds the large rectangular box, which police say concealed the crossbow.
"When the victim answered the door they had a brief conversation".
"This was most definitely a targeted type of attack", Kettles said, adding that "the crossbow was never removed from the box" during the encounter.
Police have released surveillance footage in a bid to identify the suspect of what they are calling a targeted attack. The suspect then fled the area. The front door is seen closing as the suspect runs away. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she has remained for months. "She'll be in the recovery phase for the rest of her life". The injuries she sustained were absolutely devastating. It involved damage to a lot of her internal organs.
"Her life will never be the same".
Investigators initially said the woman was injured by an "edged weapon".
Investigators say they believe this was a premeditated, targeted, and isolated attack based on the conversation that occurred between the victim and the suspect.
Kettles said it's not yet clear if the suspect drove off on his own or was accompanied by a driver.
"There are potential motives that we have established".
Investigators have not ruled out that the man may have been hired to carry out the attack.
Det. Sgt. Kettles said police were supporting the victim and that she was in a place of safety.
He said police are now appealing to the public to try and identify the suspect and urged people to examine the surveillance images closely.
"I would encourage people just to pay particular attention to all of these pieces in the photo".
"His face does not appear to be covered", Kettles said.
In the meantime, police are appealing to the public for help identifying the suspect, adding that aside from wearing a baseball cap, he did not hide his face. Police said the arrow used against the victim is created to hunt large animals such as moose and deer, inflicting the maximum amount of damage possible.