Victim identified in Newmarket fatal double shooting – CityNews

Victim identified in Newmarket fatal double shooting - CityNews
Police identify 26-year-old victim in Newmarket double shooting
The victim of a fatal double shooting in Newmarket Friday night outside an Airbnb has been identified.

York police say DeShane Taylor, 26, of Toronto was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle in the driveway of a home on Colter Street.

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A 23-year-old woman was also shot, but she is expected to survive her injuries. Her identity has not been released.

Police are looking for two male suspects who fled the scene in a four-door dark-coloured sedan. They believe the shooting was targeted.

There has been no description of the suspects released other than one was wearing a dark-coloured shirt.

Its believed the victims were renting the Airbnb at the time of the shooting, but its still early in the investigation.

Airbnb has confirmed to CityNews the home was listed on their site and the booking guest has been removed from the platform.

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Police have identified the victim of a double shooting in Newmarket last Friday as 26-year-old Toronto resident Taylor DeShane.

York Regional Police were called to a home on Colter Street, in the area of Yonge Street and Mulock Drive, on Oct. 4 shortly after 9 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

A 26-year-old male, later identified as DeShane, and a 23-year-old female were found suffering from gunshot wounds in front of the residence. The female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. DeShane was also taken to hospital but later died of his injuries.

Const. Andy Pattenden said that a dark-colored car pulled up the driveway and two armed suspects started shooting at the victims, who were both seated in a white Ford Escape SUV that was parked in the driveway.

According to police, the suspects fired a lot of shots at the victims vehicle, marking it with bullet holes.

In a statement released following the incident, Airbnb said the booking guest has now been removed from the platform.

The senseless violence reported is abhorrent and has no place in the Airbnb community, and our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by this incident, the statement read. We stand ready to support York Regional Police in their investigation.

Pattenden said that investigators believe there were witnesses to the shooting and are asking them to come forward.