Man arrested after man in his 20s found dead in Kleinburg

One person is dead and another person is in custody after a homicide early Saturday in Kleinburg, York Regional Police say.

2nd male victim found in hospital with gunshot wound, police say

A man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting early Saturday in Kleinburg. (James Morrison-Collalto/CBC)

A man believed to be in his 20s is dead and another man is in custody after a homicide early Saturday in Kleinburg, York Regional Police say.

Police said they were called to a home on Timber Creek Boulevard near Major MacKenzie Drive West, close to Highway 27, at 3:35 a.m. for a report of a weapon and possible shooting.

When officers arrived at the residence, they found the man dead in the home with gunshot wounds.

Police later added that they found another male victim in hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. 

'It was really scary'

Area resident Komal Rattu was in bed at the time and said she never thought she would have heard gunshots so close to home.

"It was really scary. I couldn't sleep last night," she said. "I was up. I was looking at the window. I was like, 'What's going on? This never happens over here.'" 
Police have left evidence markers at the scene of a homicide in Kleinburg on Saturday. (James Morrison-Collalto/CBC)

James Abraham was also woken up by the sounds of gunfire. He said he saw nearly 25 or 30 people trying to leave after the shots rang out.

"[There were] maybe about 20, 15 cars lined up around here, they all just tried to leave — all of them, right at once," he said.

Heavy police presence in area

Several people were believed to be in the home at the time of the incident, said Staff Sgt. David Mitchell, spokesperson for York Regional Police. 

He would not confirm that the residence was being used as either a rental unit or an AirBnB. "It's possible," he said. 
A York Regional Police officer sits in his vehicle near the scene of a homicide in Kleinburg. (James Morrison-Collalto/CBC)

Homicide detectives are investigating, a forensic team is at the scene, and a command post has been set up.

Detectives are trying to locate next of kin, he said.

"The investigation is in its infancy and I anticipate there will be a high police presence in the area for the better part of the day," Mitchell told CBC Toronto.

Cause of death was not released. Police would not say if a weapon has been recovered.

Mitchell said the man in custody was in the area at the time but his possible involvement is not yet known. Police later added that he was found fleeing the scene. No charges have been laid. 
Police closed a number of roads as officers collected evidence. (James Morrison-Collalto/CBC)

Police have not released the victim's exact age or his name.

"If there any witnesses to the events in the area this morning, we would greatly appreciate a call," he said.

Highway 27, which was closed from Major Mackenzie Drive to Rutherford Road as officers collected evidence, has been reopened.