Donny Ouimette, Ryan Hind ID'd as men shot at Toronto McDonald's

Police say Donny Ouimette and Ryan Hind were the two men shot and killed at a Danforth Avenue McDonald's restaurant early Saturday morning.

Security guard who shot men co-operating with investigation, police say

Toronto police have named the two men shot dead in a McDonald's restaurant on the Danforth. 2:57

Donny Ouimette and Ryan Hind have been identified as the two men who were shot and killed by an armed security guard at a Danforth Avenue McDonald's, Toronto police said Monday.

Police said Donny Ouimette, 25, and Ryan Hind, 39, were the two men killed at a Danforth Ave. McDonalds early Saturday morning. (Alan Habbick/CBC)

The two men were shot around 3 a.m. on Saturday by an armed security guard after a "significant physical altercation." Police said the guard — who was at the restaurant picking up food — fired his weapon multiple times near the restaurant's main counter.Sources told CBC News it appears that one of the two men reached for the guard's gun during the altercation.

Ouimette, 25, and Hind, 39, were both pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem investigation confirmed gunshot wounds killed them.

Selfie of Donny Ouimette, identified by friends as one of two men shot and killed at a Toronto McDonalds on Feb. 28, 2015. (Facebook)

Police are not seeking any additional suspects, and say the security guard, who has not been named, is co-operating with the investigation. He suffered a minor injury in the incident.

CBC News has learned the security guard was an employee of GardaWorld. He had been working at a nearby TTC station on the weekend.

Craig Penney, the guard's lawyer, told The Canadian Press his client is "grateful to be recovering from his injuries," is "appreciative of the way in which the police are dealing with the matter" and "is thankful to his company for supporting him."

Ryan Hind was shot dead in a Toronto McDonald's on Saturday. (Submitted)

Penney said the gun involved in the shooting was both legal and lawfully possessed.

The restaurant has reopened. On Monday, a sign and flowers had been left inside, referring to Ouimette's death.

Ouimette's family told CBC News he was the father of a young boy. The family said it was in the midst of making funeral arrangements.

Hind's family said he was a loving brother, son and uncle.

No charges have been laid in connection with the shooting at this time.

The investigation continues and police are reviewing surveillance video. Police are urging anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers. 

A makeshift memorial can be seen at the McDonald's where two men were shot. (Natalie Kalata/CBC)

With a report from the CBC's Natalie Kalata

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