Police in York Region say they have charged five suspects in connection with a shooting and assault in Vaughan last April that they now believe was the result of a family dispute.
The incident took place April 12 at 12:55 a.m., when York Regional Police received a report of shots fired in a parking lot near Islington Avenue and Steeles Avenue West.
Responding officers located three male victims, two with gunshot wounds and one who had been assaulted.
All were transported to hospital and treated for injuries that were deemed non-life threatening.
Through investigation, it was learned a family dispute resulted in four suspects kidnapping a male victim, York Regional Police say.
A fifth suspect attempted to free the victim, which led to the shooting, police said in a news release.
Initial reports had said the suspects fled in a white BMW.
Umair Aziz, 21, of Toronto is charged with two counts of attempted murder using a firearm and four other firearms offences.
Charged with kidnapping are Yazan Shriki, 19, of London, Mohamad Ali Aluadamani, 23, of Mississauga, Ahmad Almouadamini, 20, of Oshawa, and a 17-year-old youth from Toronto whose name cannot be published under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip at www.1800222tips.com.