Two women in hospital with gunshot wounds following Vaughan shooting
A York Regional Police cruiser is seen in this file photo. (File)
Published Monday, October 18, 2021 1:21PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 18, 2021 4:21PM EDT
Two women are in hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a shooting in Vaughan early Monday morning.
Police say that officers were first dispatched to the area of Langstaff Road and Silmar Drive at around 3:40 a.m. for a report of shots fired.
Once they arrived on scene they located a vehicle with a bullet hole in its door, as well as several shell casings but no victims.
Officers then located another related scene at a plaza about 800 metres down the road at Valeria Boulevard.
No victims were located there either but police subsequently found two women suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital.
On Monday afternoon at least five bullet holes could be seen in the plaza, including two that pierced a window belonging to a bubble tea shop.
One woman who spoke with CP24 said that there was a large party in the parking lot prior to shots ringing out overnight.
On Monday afternoon skid marks in the shape of donuts could also be seen on the pavement.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting, however, remain unclear.
“Officers are appealing to any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come forward. Investigators are also seeking any video surveillance from the area or anyone that may have captured dashcam video on the roadways,” York Regional Police said in a news release.