A man was shot to death early Sunday morning at a restaurant in downtown Toronto.
According to police, the victim is 32 -year-old Tariq Mohamed of Mississauga.
Mohammed, of Mississauga, was murdered just before 4 a.m. at Garden Restaurant, at Dundas and Chestnut streets, near University Avenue, Toronto police say. He was the city’s 50th homicide victim this year.
Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux said police were interviewing around two dozen witnesses and believe the shooter got into a fight with the Mohammed before opening fire with a semi-automatic pistol.
Mohammed was shot in the head at close range and died in the restaurant. Two women, who were at the table with him, were hit in the chest and abdomen, apparently by stray bullets.
Both, in their 20s, were taken to St. Michael’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and one had surgery.
It’s believed the three victims were at Muzik Nightclub at Exhibition Place earlier in the evening, though Giroux said the two events don’t appear to be connected.
Police said they’re looking for two men seen running south on Chestnut, maybe to a getaway car.
The alleged shooter is black with a dark complexion, 20-30 years old, five-foot-10 to five-foot-11 and lanky. He was wearing a black hoodie and a black tuque.
The second suspect is black with a dark complexion, 20-30 years old, shorter than the alleged shooter, with a stocky build, hair in cornrows to the neck and bulging eyes. He was wearing a dark hoodie with writing or a logo on the front.