June 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Updated: June 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Man facing multiple charges after shooting outside of Pickering Ribfest

Durham Regional Police say four people were injured after a shooting at the Pickering Civic Complex and Library.

Jeremy Cohn / File / Global News

PICKERING, Ont. – Police have identified the man accused of shooting and wounding four people at an annual Ribfest event east of Toronto this month.

Ahyjay Francis-Simms, 20, from Ajax, Ont., faces multiple charges including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a firearm obtained by crime.

Durham regional police allege that he fired multiple shots at the crowded family event in Pickering, Ont., on the evening of June 2.

READ MORE: 4 injured after shooting at Pickering Civic Complex; police say they don’t believe it was random

Four people were sent to hospital, including two teenage boys, a 20-year-old man and a 30-year-old man.

All four were treated and released.

Police are asking anyone with new information to contact them.

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