2 men dead following early morning shooting at nightclub in Vaughan

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York Regional Police officers responded to a fatal shooting at a nightclub around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. The nightclub, ATL Lounge, is near Highway 7 and Keele Street in Vaughan. (CBC - image credit)
York Regional Police officers responded to a fatal shooting at a nightclub around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. The nightclub, ATL Lounge, is near Highway 7 and Keele Street in Vaughan. (CBC - image credit)

Two men were killed and a woman is in serious condition following a shooting in Vaughan, early Saturday morning, York Regional Police say.

Around 3:30 a.m. officers responded to a nightclub in the area of Highway 7 and Keele Street for a report of a shooting.

Police located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived on scene.

In a news release, officers said that a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were both pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

A 20-year-old woman was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Nightclub owners identify victims

The shooting took place at ATL Lounge, a restaurant and nightclub in Vaughan. Its owners posted a message of condolences on Instagram in which they revealed the two victims were employed as security guards at the lounge.

"With heavy hearts today we are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that took place outside of ATL Lounge last night taking the lives of our security guards Eze and Tosin," the message reads.

"Our prayers are with their friends and families during this extremely difficult time. Our prayers are also with the young lady that is in the hospital fighting to overcome her injuries. Our deepest condolences."

According to police, the suspect, or suspects, fled the scene before they arrived. No descriptions have been released.

Police say anyone who may have cell phone video or photographs from inside or outside the nightclub at the time of the shooting should contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865.

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