Man who died in Del Frisco’s shooting was innocent bystander, police say

Police continue to search for suspects after the gunfire erupted at a Toronto restaurant and killed two men and injured 13 others.

The victims have been identified as Yassine Aboubaker, 27, and Ibrahim Diab, 36, Global News reports. They were both Canadians and were standing at the entrance of Del Frisco’s steakhouse during the hunt for suspects of the shooting.

“I just hope that we can bring closure to the family of Yassine Aboubaker and Ibrahim Diab and maybe at some point in time they can have an end to the pain of losing a loved one,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said at a news conference Monday, according to the Post. “Both men had a lot of family and friends around the world. This is a senseless act of violence.”

According to NBC News, two female victims, a 40-year-old and a 34-year-old, were hospitalized in critical condition, while the other 11 victims were found with gunshot wounds, with one victim being in serious condition.

Saunders said during a news conference Monday that investigators believe the victims were innocent bystanders.

“We believe we have a lot of work to do yet,” Saunders said. “We have to wait for forensics. We have to wait for a range of intelligence, as well as interviews in order to properly get the picture.”

The incident appears to have been random. NBC News reported that just two days before, Aboubaker and Diab attended a barber’s shop in Toronto. Officials are investigating whether they had a beef with other patrons, and had recently had disputes on social media.

The 39-year-old suspect, arrested hours after the shooting, faces two counts of first-degree murder and numerous other charges.

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