Multiple people were firing shots outside Ajax bar: Durham police – durhamregion.com

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Police looking for 2 groups of suspects after apparent shootout outside Ajax restaurant
Durham police are on the hunt for several suspects after a shootout in the parking lot of an Ajax bar.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Bayly Street West near Westney Road around 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

Once there, police say that uniformed officers activated emergency equipment and engaged in a brief pursuit of the vehicle that ended when it crashed into a retaining wall at a housing complex on Driftwood Court. The three occupants in the vehicle then got out and fled on foot, successfully evading officers.

Two suspects wanted after Ajax shooting leads to police chase

In a release, police said a group of males and females came out of the Rum Diaries Restaurant and Lounge and congregated in the parking lot.

Two bullets hit Gator Custom Auto on Bayley Street West. One bullet grazed the passenger side of an SUV in the auto shop’s parking lot, went straight through the side-view mirror, striking one of the bay doors of the garage.  Another bullet went right through the glass of the other bay door, police said.

As officers arrived on scene, police say that they spotted a group of suspects leaving the area in a vehicle that was travelling along Brock Road to Highway 401 and began to pursue it without being seen.

Police spotted one of the suspect vehicles as it travelled south on Brock Road to Highway 401. Officers followed it to Finch and Driftwood avenues where a brief pursuit commenced.

Police say that they are also looking for a second group of males who fled the scene of the earlier shooting. No suspect descriptions have been released at this time.

Police have not released suspect descriptions or any details on just how many people were involved in the original shooting.

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Durham police say that two groups of suspects remain outstanding after an apparent shootout in front of a restaurant in Ajax late Thursday night.

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Police located 11 shell casings at the scene of the shooting and a stray bullet that ended up lodged in a business across the street.

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Durham police say that two groups of suspects remain outstanding after an apparent shootout in front of a restaurant in Ajax late Thursday night.

Police say that a group of males and females came out of the Rum Diaries Restaurant and Lounge on Bayly Street West at around 11:40 p.m. and gathered in the parking lot. At some point, police say that members of the group fired multiple shots.

As officers arrived on scene, police say that they spotted a group of suspects leaving the area in a vehicle that was travelling along Brock Road to Highway 401 and began to pursue it without being seen.

The vehicle was then followed to the Finch Avenue and Driftwood Avenue area of Toronto with support from Ontario Provincial Police and Toronto police.

Once there, police say that uniformed officers activated emergency equipment and engaged in a brief pursuit of the vehicle that ended when it crashed into a retaining wall at a housing complex on Driftwood Court. The three occupants in the vehicle then got out and fled on foot, successfully evading officers.

Police say that they are also looking for a second group of males who fled the scene of the earlier shooting. No suspect descriptions have been released at this time.

Police located 11 shell casings at the scene of the shooting and a stray bullet that ended up lodged in a business across the street.

Police are shown investigating at the scene of a shooting outside Rum Diaries Restaurant and Lounge on Bayly Street in Ajax.