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Shots fired at man and woman in Richmond Hill parkette

Everyone had fled the area following the Sunday night incident, police said
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following gunshots fired in the City of Richmond Hill. On Sunday, July 5, 2020, shortly before 6 p.m., police were called to a park in the area of Worthington Avenue and Wood Rim Drive for a report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they located several shell casings in the northeast corner of the parkette, but no victims.

The investigation has revealed that two men fired gunshots at a man and a woman who were in the parkette. Prior to police arrival, everyone involved had fled the area. There were no victims located.

Officers are asking any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come forward. Investigators are also seeking any video surveillance from the area or anyone that may have captured dashcam video on the roadways in the area at the time of the shooting. Residents can expect to see officers with the York Regional Police Search and Rescue Unit in the area today conducting an evidence search.

York Regional Police is asking residents and business owners in our community to partner with us in community safety by signing up for the new Security Camera Registry. The Security Camera Registry gives members of the community the option to let York Regional Police know they have installed residential or commercial security cameras, which may assist police if a crime later occurs in that area.

With just a couple of clicks, you can make your neighbourhood a safer place. Participants can visit yrp.ca/RegisterMyCam and complete the brief online registration form to add their cameras to the registry. Upon completing the form, participants will also be asked to verify their email address in order to complete the registration. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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