Toronto police is scrutinizing a surveillance video that is believed to assist them in identifying and tracing multiple suspects who are wanted for a shooting incident in the parking lot of Yorkdale Mall, which claimed one life, while injuring another, on Saturday. 23-years-old Michael Nguyen expired at the scene, while the other was quickly shifted to a nearby hospital as a result of an exchange of gunshots between two groups in the parking lot of the busy mall just after 8 p.m.
Yorkdale, i.e. located in the city’s north end near Highway 401, is one of busiest shopping malls of Toronto. Police arrived at the crime scene to find Nguyen lying on the roadway outside of the mall, as he was pronounced dead at the scene. The second 24-year-old victim was shifted to hospital, while in stable condition, and is expected to survive. The mall is announced to reopen this morning. Police has confirmed that no shots were fired inside the mall, while no bystanders were hurt either.
Toronto police Det. Robert North claims that even though it is the second deadly shooting at a mall in Toronto within the past year, people should still feel safe. He alleged that “I don’t think there should be a concern for the public,” and that “this was a very isolated incident between two groups. We’re not talking about people who come here and shoot random people coming out for an evening with their family to the mall.” Hundreds of vehicles in the parking lot were kept cordoned off by police for several hours, and were not released until Sunday afternoon.
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