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2 men dead, 2 injured following shooting in parking lot in Oakville

Two men are dead while two other people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a shooting in Oakville early Saturday morning, police say.

Shooting happened around 3 a.m. in parking lot outside PurePages on Iroquois Shore Road near Eighth Line

The shooting happened in a parking lot outside PurePages on Iroquois Shore Road near Eighth Line. (Robert Krbavac/CBC)

Two men are dead and two other people have been taken to hospital following "a targeted shooting" in Oakville, Ont., early Saturday morning, police say.

The shooting happened in a parking lot outside PurePages — a company providing custom internet and wi-fi services — on Iroquois Shore Road near Eighth Line.

Halton Regional Police say that around 3:10 a.m., they received a call about shots fired in the area.

They say officers were dispatched to a commercial business in an industrial area and found one male victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say a second victim was pronounced dead in hospital, while two other people were being treated for gunshot injuries.

Halton Regional Police Const. Ryan Anderson told reporters investigators believe it was a targeted shooting, but offered no further information.

Police and paramedics at the scene of the shooting early Saturday morning. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

The names of the deceased were not immediately released, and there was no word on a possible suspect or suspects. Police said no arrests had been made.

Anderson said investigators will be checking to see if there's any connection between the business and the shooting.

He said homicide investigators are expected to remain at the scene throughout the day Saturday, to conduct a thorough examination.

"If anyone has any information, we'd certainly like to hear from them," Anderson said.

'Kind of mind-blowing' 

Glenn McGillivray says he was "shocked" to learn the incident had taken place in his neighbourhood. 

"This is Oakville ... Oakville is a safe place," he said. "When it happens in your own backyard it makes you think a little bit." 

McGillivray says he had an appointment booked this afternoon inside the building beside the parking lot where the shooting took place. 

"When I heard that this happened, and at a place where I was supposed to be at this afternoon, I mean this is kind of mind-blowing." 

Halton Police say investigators will be checking to see if there’s any connection between the business and the shooting. (Robert Krbavac/CBC)

Other community members say they feel the same way.

"[I'm] very surprised. This is a very quiet neighbourhood," said Peter Lata, who also lives nearby where the incident took place. 

"Nothing like this ever happens around here. It's kind of shocking." 

Lata's partner, Carol Clement, agreed.

"It's a scary situation," she said. 

With files from Jeremy Cohn