Vaughan shooting victim identified as Laquan Lyew, 26

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Vaughan shooting victim identified as Laquan Lyew, 26

York Regional Police have identified the victim of an early morning shooting in Vaughan as Laquan Lyew, 26, of Ajax.

At around 1:30 a.m., York Regional Police were called to Highway 7 near Jane Street, where they found a white BMW that had crashed into a pole. Inside the car they found Lyew suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to Sunnybrook hospital where he died. 

Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or the crash or who may have dash-cam footage to come forward. They are also appealing to nearby businesses that may have security camera footage.

Second shooting sends man to hospital

Not long after the shooting in Vaughan, Toronto police were called to Cather Crescent near Varna Drive, in the Lawrence Avenue West and Allen Road area, for reports of multiple gunshots and the sound of a man screaming for help.

Police found a man in his 20s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and described his injuries as "life threatening."

He was transported to Sunnybrook hospital via emergency run and was still in surgery around 6:30 a.m.

Police did not immediately have information about a suspect.