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Police seek suspect in early-morning Pickering shooting

Durham police are investigating after an early-morning shooting near a Pickering, Ont., restaurant on Friday.
Durham police are investigating after an early-morning shooting near a Pickering, Ont., restaurant on Friday. Michael Davidson/Global News

A 27-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Pickering, Ont., Friday morning, and Durham police say they are continuing to try to track down a suspect.

Officers were called to the Island Mix Restaurant and Lounge on Brock Road at 2:20 a.m. regarding a shooting incident. Witnesses told police a man walking in the parking lot was involved in an altercation with another man, who was sitting in a car. A shot was fired from inside the vehicle, and the man walking collapsed to the ground. The suspect vehicle then sped away.

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Police headed to the scene, and paramedics rushed the unnamed victim, who is from Ajax, Ont., to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

Durham police say they interviewed more than 160 people in the area at the time of the shooting.

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They ask those with new information about this case to call Det. Hawkes of the Criminal Investigations Bureau in West Division at 1-888-579-1520 at the extension 2528.

Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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