Police ID man, 28, shot dead inside Scarborough restaurant
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:41AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:24PM EST
Toronto police have identified a 28-year-old man shot and killed inside a Scarborough restaurant on Saturday night in an incident that injured two other people.
Emergency crews were called to Central Pizza and Bar, in a plaza near Markham and Kingston roads just after 9 p.m. Saturday for reports of shots fired.
The woman in her 40s suffered a wound to her hand and was treated at the scene, while the man suffered a grazing wound to his head and was transported to hospital.
Both have since been released from hospital.
The 28-year-old, identified Sunday as Stephon Kelly of Toronto, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Det. Rob Choe said two suspects armed with handguns approached the restaurant and opened fire through the establishment’s windows.
Investigators say the suspects who may have fled the scene in a silver vehicle.
Choe said they have evidence that suggests the shooters targeted Kelly.
“We have reason to believe this is a gang-related event,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400.