Man shot dead at cafe may have been target of a hit

The body of a shooting victim is covered by an orange blanket in the parking lot of a cafe on...

The body of a shooting victim is covered by an orange blanket in the parking lot of a cafe on Regina Rd. in Vaughan on April 24, 2014. (Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun)

JENNY YUEN and ROB LAMBERTI, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:29 AM ET

VAUGHAN, Ont. -- A man shot dead outside a Vaughan cafe Thursday was the target of a hit, sources have told the Toronto Sun.

Witnesses told police they heard multiple gunshots outside of Regina Cafe at 140 Regina Rd., an industrial and retail plaza complex in the Hwy. 7 and Martin Grove Rd. area after 2 p.m. A man in his late 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

However, police are saying it is "too early to tell" whether the victim was targeted.

"We don't have any suspect information at this point," York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden at the scene. "All that we basically have is we're looking for at least one male. It's quite vague at this point."

Police are looking for a grey compact vehicle that may have fled the scene "at a high rate of speed," but Pattenden wouldn't call the homicide a drive-by shooting.


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