Police investigators responded to a shooting at ATL Lounge, a restaurant and nightclub in the city.
Three victims suffered gunshot wounds with two, the Nigerians, losing their lives.
“On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., York Regional Police responded to a night club in the area of Highway 7 and Keele Street for a report of a shooting,” Const. Maniva Armstrong said in a statement.
“When officers arrived on scene they located three victims with gunshot wounds. A 25-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were pronounced deceased at the scene,” she added.
The third victim, a 20-year-old female, was rushed to the hospital where she’s undergoing treatment.
Police revealed the suspect fled the scene before their arrival and appealed to the public to provide any information that could lead to his/her arrest.
“Officers are appealing to any witnesses who may have been in the area or in the establishment at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come forward.” the police statement continued.
“Investigators are also seeking any cell phone video or photographs from inside or outside the establishment, video surveillance from the area or anyone that may have captured dashcam video on the roadways.
“This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at [email protected], or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.” it added.