A 39-year-old man has entered Toronto's injury center with critical injuries after firing in Ajax's residential area on Sunday night, Durham police say.
"They do not believe this is a random act, but it may be a case of mistaken identity," Const. Georgi Tudos, a spokesman for Durham Regional Police, said on Monday.
The police were summoned to Hibbard Drive, near Roland Road West and Harwood Avenue North, for a shooting report at about 9:10.
When officers arrived, they found a man in a SUV who suffered from life-threatening injuries. The man was shot several times and the police believe he is in the vehicle on the driveway of the house when the shooting took place.
The paramedics took him to a hospital where he remained in a stable state, Tudos said.
A dark colored vehicle seen leaving the scene
A black SUV with broken windows was found in the driveway. Researchers have removed the vehicle because they are considered evidence, he added.
The street that was captured to allow the police to investigate was opened again.
Witnesses told the police that a dark colored vehicle had been seen leaving the area after firing, but there was no detailed description of a suspect.
Police searched the area for suspects Sunday night, but failed to find anyone. Now they flash the video surveillance area from nearby homes.
Anyone with proper information should contact Det. Hawks from the British Investigation Bureau of the Western Department at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2521.