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Police: Man killed in 'targeted' shooting at Toronto restaurant

Police: Man killed in 'targeted' shooting at Toronto restaurant
From CTV - September 17, 2017

One man is dead after shots rang out inside an upscale steakhouse in Torontos entertainment district on Saturday night.

The gunfire started inside Michaels on Simcoe just before 9 p.m. Paramedics could be seen outside the restaurant performing CPR on the victim. Simon Giannini, 53, was rushed to hospital without vital signs and pronounced dead.

Det. Shannon Dawson says a gunman walked into the busy restaurant, approached the victim, and shot him multiple times. Dawson says police believe the real estate broker's shooting was targeted.

Frene DiMaso said she was seated on the upper level of the restaurant when she heard four shots. She said people took cover under their tables as the matre d told patrons to stay down. At one point, all of the guests were said to have been told to leave.

One employee said she ran into the restaurants lounge and tended to Giannini before first responders arrived.

I applied pressure to his exit wound, she said. It was pretty crazy.

Police said they are looking for a suspect in a gray hoodie who was last seen fleeing down a nearby street. They have not released a detailed description.

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