Sunday , June 13 2021

Two men died in early morning shooting at Vaughan's banquet hall

Two men are dead after firing at Vaughan's banquet hall and restaurant in early Saturday, reports York Regional Police.

Police believe there may be other victims.

Officers were summoned at the Dream Palace Banquet Hall and Restaurant, 831 Keele Str., Near the Rimmede River, at 4:16. Several people called 911 for the sound of shots.

"On arrival, it was a pretty chaotic scene," a sergeant officer said. David Mitchell, an on-duty inspector for York Regional Police, said on Saturday.

The police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

One found in the restaurant was declared dead at the site.

The other found outdoors was taken to an injury center in Toronto where he died of his injuries. He was shot at his feet, Mitchell said.

No names or age are released.

The police are not sure what the shooting is ahead of

"We do not know what the events that led to this are, the investigation is in the bud," he said.

Police are trying to identify the bodies, Mitchell said. Some of the relatives have not yet been notified.

There were people in the restaurant when shooting took place, he added.

"I know there were a bunch of people going out of the restaurant when our officers arrived," he said.

"Every time you have a shot in the crowd, there is the potential that other people have been injured, if they have escaped from the scene and been injured, we still do not know that."

Restaurant behind a police tape

Police have not released any information about suspects, but police have recorded from the restaurant and are trying to get a camera with a security camera.

The police have not found a gun.

Detectives and crime teams are present at the scene.

Everyone with information is called to call the York Regional Police.

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