Police release image of suspect in Vaughan cafe shooting

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WATCH ABOVE: York Regional Police have released an image of a suspect and a vehicle in connection with a Vaughan cafe shooting on Wednesday, in hopes that someone can provide the break they need to apprehend him. The shooting left two people dead and two others injured, with one in life-threatening condition. Catherine McDonald reports.

TORONTO – York Regional Police have released images of the suspect and vehicle of interest in connection with the shooting at the Moka Cafe in Vaughan on Wednesday.

In a tweet, police described the suspect as a man, 5’10” to 5’11”, wearing a grey hoodie and a mask covering his face.

Police said they’re looking for a dark-coloured compact car seen fleeing the scene.

Maria Voci, 47, who worked at the cafe, and 24-year-old Christopher DeSimone were killed after a gunman entered the cafe and opened fire, police said.

Two others were injured and one of them is in life-threatening condition, according to police.

READ MORE: Police seek witnesses after 2 dead, 2 injured in Vaughan café shooting

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Julian Fantino, MP for Vaughan and a 40-year law enforcement veteran, offered condolences to the victims and their families of the “senseless crime” in a statement on Thursday.

“Canadians will not tolerate being held hostage in their own communities by thugs and criminals who undermine our security and put our families at risk,” he said.

“I offer my prayers to the families during this most difficult time. Any individual who can help solve this crime should contact York Regional Police.”

Const. Andy Pattenden said officers were canvassing the area Thursday in hopes of finding new leads.

They are speaking to drivers and other people who may have been in the area around the time of the shooting.

Officers are showing them two photos of vehicles that may be connected to the case.

One is of the small, dark-coloured compact vehicle police described on Wednesday.

The other is of a pickup truck, found in the parking lot.

They are both possible vehicles of interest.

READ MORE: Double murder in Vaughan close to 2 other café murders over last year

On Wednesday, investigators said they were looking for a “male with darker skin.”

Police also said they’re looking for dashboard camera footage that may have captured the shooting or the suspect’s escape.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, email the Homicide Unit at [email protected]广州桑拿网, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at 广州蒲友广州桑拿网1800222tips广州桑拿网, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.

With a file from Adam Miller

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