2 injured in shooting at Burlington chiropractic clinic

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2 injured in shooting at Burlington chiropractic clinic

Two people have been injured in a shooting at a Burlington chiropractic clinic, police say.

The victims are both in hospital and their conditions are unknown, Halton police said.

Halton police were called to the plaza, which contains Mejilla Family Chiropractic, at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday.

Police aren't releasing any further details about the shooting yet, except to say they are not looking for any suspects.

The shooting caused havoc at the quiet plaza at 100 Plains Rd. E., which includes a spa and a family-owned window and door store.

Jessica Koch, co-owner of the Niew View Window and Door, said it startled her when she heard a woman outside screaming "He's has been shot. He's been shot."

She saw a woman sitting on the window ledge and called 911.

'That's not usual'

Lan Xie, who works at Angel Mandarin Spa and Health next door, heard the woman too. 

"A woman was crying, saying, 'Oh my god, oh my god,'" Xie said. "That's not usual."

Mike Barbour, who lives near the plaza, said he was picking up his dry cleaning in the plaza when he saw a SWAT team go in with assault rifles. He said there appeared to be two victims removed from the clinic.

Barbour said when he first arrived at the plaza, a woman was crying outside.

According to the clinic's social media accounts, the chiropractic business is owned by Ferdinand Mejilla.

"I have a passion for healthy living as well as helping my patients to live a pain free, healthy lifestyle," Mejilla wrote on his blog. 

"I want to help people feel and be at their best."

'Nothing like this has ever happened'

Jerry Levesque, who's managed the property for about 20 years, told CBC News that the clinic is a peaceful place, so the shooting is a surprise.

Debbie Arsenault, who lives above the spa, echoed that.

"We've lived here for 10 years," she said, "and nothing like this has ever happened."

Mike Mareck, from Burlington, was at the pharmacy next door in the plaza, Aldershot Pharmacy, dropping off a prescription earlier Thursday afternoon.

He came out of the pharmacy and also saw a woman crying outside. He said he didn't think much of it and didn't want to get involved.

He went to run some other errands and then returned to the pharmacy to pick up his filled prescription.

"Two bodies came out on stretchers," he said. "They weren't moving much."

Police still haven't released any information about the victims.

Sgt. Barry Malciw, spokesperson for Halton police, said there is no threat to public safety.