Officers were called to the area of Steeles Avenue and Weston Road at around 8 p.m. for reports of gunshots.
Police arrest 3 teens after man dies of injuries in Vaughan shooting
When police arrived on scene, a man was found at the rear of a plaza outside a bar suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Multiple people were seen fleeing from this scene in a vehicle, Const. Andy Pattenden told CP24 on Saturday morning. With the assistance of the Toronto Police Service, that vehicle was located in Toronto and three suspects were taken into custody.
The gender of the suspects has not been released but police confirm that they are ages 18, 16, and 15.
Motive at this point is going to be really the focus of investigation right now, Pattenden said.
It looks like it was quite a targeted incident but it is in the very early stages of this incident.
Police said a man, 49, was fatally wounded in the rear of a plaza at 3850 Steeles Avenue West. Police were called to the scene shortly after 8 p.m.
He said officers have been working throughout the night to try to determine exactly what took place.
This is a very active and ongoing investigation. We have the area closed off right now our forensic identification unit is here doing work processing the scene, Pattenden added.
We are appealing to anyone that might have information on what took place here to come forward. It was 8 p.m. last night, a very busy area. If there was anyone driving with dash camera in the area, we would like to hear from you.
At this point in time we are not giving out his identification just yet, Pattenden said. We are still working on some next of kin notification.
York Regional Police were called to The Voice Lounge at Steeles Avenue and Weston Road just after 8 p.m. following reports of gunshots.
Upon arrival, police discovered a 49-year-old man in the parking lot of the plaza suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died as a result of those injuries.
A short while later, with the assistance of Toronto police, three teenage suspects were arrested in Toronto. Police gave their ages as 18, 16 and 15.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything leading up to or following the shooting to contact them.
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