UPDATE: RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett calls Wednesday’s shooting “the worst incident” that has occurred in Canada so far this year.
The shootings took place early Wednesday morning near Avenue Road and Old Mallory Road, reports CBC News.
Laurentian Ambulance arrived at the scene of the shooting and transported three people to hospital.
One person died at the scene and two others were rushed to hospital, reports CBC News.
Police confirm shooter killed as woman found deceased at location.
UPDATE: The injured woman was identified as Susan DeSoup, a former Outlaws biker who was shot twice, while her boyfriend was shot once.
DeSoup was paralyzed in a shooting on Highway 3 in Barrie two years ago.
The shootings appear to be gang related, according to a local restaurateur.
UPDATE: Police identified the shooter as 34-year-old Raymond “Prent” Dolan of Toronto. Dolan was the first suspect brought to the police station to give statements.
Witnesses identified Dolan as the suspect in Wednesday morning’s shooting.
UPDATE: Montreal Gazette reporter for this story, Marie-Danielle Smith, said around 4:30 a.m. Montreal time that residents on Newal Road, near Bloor Street in Vaughan, are being told to stay inside their homes.
She also reported five police cruisers, five ambulances and a helicopter flying overhead at the time of the shooting.
Earlier, a private security guard told the Sarnia Observer, “I am concerned for my safety.”
Ontario Provincial Police Lt. Rob Thomas said earlier, “Officers are currently responding to a report of gunfire in the area of Alma Rd and Mileindo Rd.”
Calgary Herald reporter Julie Bell noted on Twitter, “Police in Vaughan have shut down the intersection near ByWard Market and Old Mallory Road. Streets are blocked off, a stop sign went up at Avenue Road and Old Mallory Road.”
CTV Ottawa reporter Jim Bronskill tweeted, “NOV 17, 2008: Go Forbrooke (Alma Rd & Old Mallory Rd) shooting – 2 dead, 1 injured.”
The Vaughan shooting comes less than a week after a half-dozen people were shot in an Ontario shopping mall parking lot and an 18-year-old man was shot at an Ottawa park.
Meanwhile, in Toronto, eight people were killed in the city’s sixth shooting of 2018 last Saturday.
Now, here’s yet another shocking story involving shootings in Canada.
ICYMI: The alleged killer in the Toronto shooting has a prior rap sheet that includes three separate shooting incidents and is a convicted sex offender, police say.