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Man suffers life-threatening injuries after being shot in apparent carjacking in Thornhill

Police investigate a shooting at a strip mall on Steeles Avenue East in Thornhill, Ont., on Jan. 31, 2017.
Police investigate a shooting at a strip mall on Steeles Avenue East in Thornhill, Ont., on Jan. 31, 2017. Global News

A 26-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot in an apparent carjacking in Thornhill, Ont., overnight.

York Regional Police responded to an emergency call around 11 p.m. at a strip mall located on Steeles Avenue West just west of Yonge Street.

Police said it appears two male suspects attempted to steal the victim’s black 2008 Ford Focus and he was shot in the process.

“One of the men tried to get the keys from the victim. There was a struggle. The victim ended up getting shot,” Const. Andy Pattenden said.

The two suspects managed to flee the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The male victim was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said a 23-year-old woman who was with the victim in the vehicle was also assaulted and taken to hospital for treatment.

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Police are looking for the stolen car with the licence plate BNNM 866.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.