POLITICS

Triple shooting at Toronto restaurant leaves one dead two wounded

11/16/2014 11:34 EST | Updated 01/16/2015 05:59 EST
TORONTO - Toronto police are searching for two suspects after a brazen shooting at a packed downtown restaurant killed one man and sent two women to hospital.

Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux says the group was eating at the Garden Restaurant (on Dundas West and Chestnut streets) around 4 a.m. Sunday when they got into a dispute with the suspects.

He says two of the suspects then pulled out guns, with one then opening fire with a semi-automatic pistol.

Thirty-one-year-old Tariq Mohammed, of Mississauga, Ont., was shot in the head at close range and pronounced dead at the scene, while the two women — both in their 20s — were hit in the chest and abdomen and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Giroux says the restaurant was nearly full at the time of the shooting, and that around two dozen witnesses are being interviewed.

The shooter is described as a black man aged 20 to 30, five-foot-10 to five-11 with dark complexion, who police say appears "lanky" and was wearing a black hoodie and black tuque.

The second suspect is black, aged 20 to 30, with dark complexion and shorter than the shooter, has a stocky build, hair "in cornrows to the neck, eyes popping out or bulging" and was wearing a dark hoodie with unknown writing or logo on front.

"There's a single shooter, by all accounts," Giroux said.

He said it's believed the three victims were at a nightclub earlier in the evening but that isn't believed to be connected to the shooting.

(680news, The Canadian Press)

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