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Persons of interest sought in Chinatown homicide investigation

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Persons of interest sought in Chinatown homicide investigation – Feb 10, 2016

Toronto police are seeking the public’s help identifying several persons of interest in connection to a double homicide in Chinatown on Jan. 31.

The shooting claimed the lives of 26-year-old David Eminess and 29-year-old Quinn Taylor who were both fatally shot outside New Ho King Restaurant at Spadina Avenue and Nassau Street around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Police have said the shooting was targeted but not tied to any gang activity.

Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone told the media during a press conference Wednesday morning both victims were involved in an altercation with the suspects just prior to the shooting.

“It happened on the sidewalk and I don’t believe the altercation lasted very long,” said Carbone.

Investigators say one of the victims’ friend and two other bystanders were also wounded in the incident.

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Police have released CCTV images of several people they say were in the area at the time of the shooting.

“I believe at this point we’re reaching out to these people and to determine what that altercation is,” Carbone said.

“It happened on the sidewalk and I don’t believe the altercation lasted very long.”

Police hope the images will help lead to the identification of the suspects and the exact motive of the altercation.

Authorities are urging anyone who may have further video in the area during the early morning hours of Jan. 31 to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

CCTV images of persons of interest connected to double homicide on Jan. 31, 2016. Toronto Police Service
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