May 12, 2018 8:59 am
Updated: May 14, 2018 11:18 am

Police identify 26-year-old Toronto man as victim of fatal shooting in Vaughan

A man in his 20s is dead and another victim is recovering from gunshot wounds in hospital after a shooting outside what neighbours say was a house party at a high-end home listed on the short term rental site Airbnb.

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Police have identified the 26-year-old male victim of a fatal shooting in Vaughan overnight Saturday.

York Regional Police said officers responded to a weapons call at a home in the area of Timber Creek Boulevard and Highway 27, just south of Major Mackenzie Drive around 3:30 a.m.

Police said the victim was located in the home suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on scene. He has been identified as Kevin Prempeh, of Toronto.

Police also located a second victim, a 21-year-old man from Brampton, later in hospital suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

One man, who was found fleeing the scene, was taken into custody. His involvement in the incident is under investigation, police said.


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Neighbours told Global News the house, which is listed on the rental app AirBnB, is notorious for parties, and that police have been called to the property before.

Jameson Abraham said he heard around 15 gunshots, and saw dozens of people fleeing from the home.

In a statement to Global News on Saturday, AirBnB said, “We are urgently investigating this incident and are reaching out to law enforcement to better understand what happened.”

Global News reached out to the home’s host on the rental site but did not receive a response by time of publication.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from Jamie Mauracher

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