TORONTO — New images of a man wanted after a deadly shooting at a Vaughan cafe have been released by police.
The brazen attack Wednesday morning at Moka Cafe, near Islington Avenue and Highway 7, left two people dead and two others wounded. One person remains in critical condition.
Maria Voci, 47, and Christopher De Simone, 24, both from Vaughan, were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies on the victims confirmed both died of the gunshot wounds sustained in the attack.
Voci was a mother of three and worked at the cafe. One of the men who was injured in the attack was Rocco Di Paola, a businessman who was a Toronto mayoral candidate in last year’s election.
A vigil for the victims was planned for Friday night outside of the cafe.
Police said the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle at the time of the shooting; a black 2011 Nissan Versa with licence plate BVLW 273. The car and suspect were last seen speeding away from the cafe, headed south on Islington Avenue. Police said before the shooting the car was seen on Pioneer Lane, off Islington.
Police released this image of the suspect on Friday.
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The man is considered armed and dangerous and police warn the public to keep their distance if he is spotted and call 911 immediately.
The new pictures were obtained by police from video surveillance and officials urge anyone with information to come forward.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, standing 5’10” to 5’11” tall. He was wearing a light grey Nike hoodie and black track pants at the time of the shooting. He had a mask covering his face.
York Regional Police Homicide Unit have set up a tip line at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 2411. Anyone with information can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Crime Stoppers if they wish to stay anonymous.
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