2 people in life-threatening condition after Ajax shooting

Durham police say two people have been taken to a trauma centre following a shooting in Ajax. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC - image credit)
Durham police say two people have been taken to a trauma centre following a shooting in Ajax. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC - image credit)

Durham police say a male and a female are in life-threatening condition after a shooting in Ajax on Wednesday afternoon.

Both victims were taken to a trauma centre in Toronto, according to Const. Crystal Fitzgerald, spokesperson for the Durham Regional Police Service.

The shooting happened in the intersection of Kingston Road and Harwood Avenue. Police were called to the area at about 4:20 p.m. for reports of shots fired.

Fitzgerald said police have determined that people in two vehicles were involved. She said there was an altercation before the shooting, which doesn't appear to be a random act.

More than 40 shots were fired. she said.

"We don't know who exactly was involved or who shot how many at this point," Fitzgerald said.

Durham police officers look at a white car that appears to have been fired upon in Ajax on Wednesday. It ended up on some grass after the shooting.
Durham police officers look at a white car that appears to have been fired upon in Ajax on Wednesday. It ended up on some grass after the shooting.(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)

Police believe at least one person from one vehicle left the scene on foot.

No one has been arrested. No suspect information has been released

Officers have closed roads in the area as they collect evidence and Fitzgerald said they'll be closed for some time.

Police have taped off a very large crime scene.

Durham police are urging anyone who has dashboard camera footage to contact them.