South Asian Man Gunned Down In Toronto Restaurant

Tariq Mohammed was slain in Garden Restaurant shooting in Toronto. Police are seeking two suspects in the shooting that also two women injured.

TORONTO – The food was still on the tables and the shell casings still on the floor as Toronto police combed through a downtown restaurant on Sunday morning, hours after a shooting left a South Asian man dead and two women injured, reported CBC News.

Toronto police say that Tariq Mohammed, a 31-year-old Mississauga man, died in the shooting at the Garden Restaurant on Sunday morning. He was not known to police.

Earlier in the day, Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux said that a group of around six people were sitting at a table when an altercation broke out involving a man and a woman at that table and a handful of men in the restaurant.

Things escalated and at least one of the men pulled out a firearm.

“One individual starts to fire the weapon inside the restaurant,” Giroux told reporters on Sunday morning.

He said two women at the table were each struck by a single shot, while Mohammed was shot “numerous times at close range.”

The people who were shot had been to the Muzik nightclub on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds earlier in the evening, but Giroux said it seems that may not have been a factor in the shooting.

“It would appear that whatever happened, happened here and it happened quickly,” said Giroux.

Giroux believes at least 30 people were in the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

The two female victims are both in their 20s, paramedics said. One was shot in the chest, the other in the abdomen. Their injuries are described as non-life threatening.

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