Man arrested after man in his 20s found dead in Kleinburg
2nd male victim found in hospital with gunshot wound, police say
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weapons call in Vaughan. Timber Creek Blvd. Major MacKenzie Dr. Homicide unit engaged. High police presents. Road closures in effect.—@YRP