Two men are dead and one is in hospital after a shooting inside a McDonald's on Danforth Avenue near Coxwell in Toronto's east end. Police say a confrontation escalated and "multiple shots" were fired by a security guard who was apparently at the McDonald's to buy food, CBS News reports.
Paramedics were called to the restaurant just before 3 a.m. Saturday. Two men, believed to be aged 25 and 40, were pronounced dead at the scene. The security guard was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his hand.
The younger victim has been identified by friends as Donny Ouimette.
Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne told reporters the incident took place somewhere near the food counter, and that there were between 15 and 20 people in the McDonald's at the time.
Browne said the guard, who was employed nearby, is co-operating with investigators.
Browne said police are not looking for any suspects and the reason for the confrontation isn't yet known. Investigators are going through security video of the incident.
"I can't tell you why it started. From what I see on the video, it started very quickly and escalated from there," he told a news conference Saturday morning.
"There's no doubt that the security guard is the involved party for the discharging of the firearm, we're really trying to put the pieces together on how this all played out," Browne said.
Browne added that no one is under arrest at this point.
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