Double shooting leaves one dead, another injured in downtown Toronto
Watch above: Catherine McDonald reports on the 31-year-old woman who was shot dead outside of a club Tuesday morning.
TORONTO – A woman is dead and a man is in hospital with critical injuries following a double shooting in downtown Toronto early Tuesday morning.
Police responded to a 9-1-1 call around 3 a.m. at a parking lot near the C-Lounge night club on Wellington Street just west of Spadina to find a female with a gunshot wound.
Investigators say the 31-year-old victim was shot in the chest and later succumbed to her injuries in hospital.
Global News has identified the victim as Toronto resident Jelena Loncar.
Meanwhile, a 25-year-old male was found at a gas station 300 metres away with multiple gunshot injuries and was transported to hospital in critical condition.
Police say they are unsure about the relationship of the two victims.
One resident in the area said she was awoken by the sound of gunshots.
“They were shot in a manner that was either the person was inexperienced with the gun or that they were trying to take precise aim because in between each shot it was three to four seconds,” said Julianne Glatz.
Investigators are searching for suspects in the case and have not released any descriptions so far.
C-Lounge is owned by Liberty Entertainment and Executive Vice-President Pat Di Donato told reporters at the scene the fatal shooting victim was not a patron at the club.
“She wasn’t even in the club. I think she was waiting for somebody to come out,” Di Donato said. “The shots were fired in front of the club on the street.”
“We have security cameras in the front of the building so hopefully we’ll see if it was a drive-by or whatever.”
Di Donato said the club closed at 3 a.m. and everyone was sent home when the shots rang out.
“The security was sent home. They were just doing some cash outs when it happened,” he said.