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Barrie man killed in Richmond Hill cemetery shooting: Police

Police believe the Barrie man was targeted; 3 suspects fled in an SUV after shooting two men at the Toronto Muslim Cemetery
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The York Regional Police Homicide Unit continues to seek suspects and witnesses following a double shooting at a cemetery in the City of Richmond Hill.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at approximately 3:35 p.m., police responded to reports of multiple shots fired at the Toronto Muslim Cemetery, located at 13076 Leslie Street. When officers arrived, they located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

A 26-year-old male was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and has sadly succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Ayub Hirsi Ali, of Barrie.

A 27-year-old male victim remains in hospital in serious condition.

Investigators have learned that three suspects fled in an SUV, traveling north on Leslie Street.

The suspects are described as: male, Black, wearing hoodies and masks.

Investigators believe the deceased was targeted.

There were several potential witnesses at the cemetery and investigators are strongly urging them to come forward to police.

Investigators are also appealing to witnesses who may have been in the area at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come forward. Investigators are also seeking any video surveillance from the area or anyone that may have captured dashcam video on the roadways.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit here, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.