Toronto

Surveillance video in Owl of Minerva restaurant shooting released

Toronto police have released surveillance video and are appealing for the public's help in an attempted murder investigation in which shots were fired through the window of a North York restaurant.

Toronto police have released surveillance video and are appealing for the public's help in an attempted murder investigation in which shots were fired through the window of a North York restaurant.

The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in front of the Owl of Minerva restaurant at 5324 Yonge Street, near Finch Avenue West. 

A customer who was sitting inside the restaurant was wounded and taken to hospital to be treated. 

Bullet holes are seen in the window of Owl of Minerva restaurant after a suspect fired shots early Tuesday morning. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

Police describe the suspect as a black male in his twenties to thirties, five-feet-seven to five-feet-nine inches tall, with a thin build and neck-length braided hair.

The suspect got away in a black four-door sedan that pulled up in front of the restaurant with its four-way flashers on, police said. The vehicle was last seen travelling south on Yonge Street.

Toronto police are asking anyone with information, including dashboard camera footage, to call 416-808-3200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story suggested that the shooting occurred early Friday morning. In fact, it was early Tuesday morning.
    Jul 29, 2016 2:59 PM ET

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