Police identify 2 out of 3 killed in North York shooting

Toronto police officers are shown here investigating after three adults died after a shooting in a business on Monday, June 17, 2024. Two out of the three people have now been identified. (Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Toronto police have identified two out of three people killed in a shooting at a North York business on Monday.

The victims are Arash Missaghi, 54, of Toronto, and Samira Yousefi, 44, of Concord, police said in a news release on Tuesday. Photos of the victims have not been released.

Police said the third person who died, a 46-year-old man, is believed to be responsible for the killing. He was not named in the release.

Police said they were called to a business on Mallard Road, near Don Mills Road, at about 3:35 p.m. They said they believe there was an altercation at the business prior to the shooting.

When officers arrived, they found three people dead.

According to a Toronto Star report dated March 6, 2018, an Arash Missaghi was previously charged in connection with a $17-million mortgage fraud case. His charges included fraud exceeding $5,000, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, being an accessory after the fact to an indictable offence and uttering forged documents.

CBC Toronto has not independently verified details of the Star report.

Monday's shooting happened near a daycare and a school, both of which were locked down. Once police's emergency task force and canine units swept the building, the children were allowed to leave.

Police said anyone with information is urged to come forward.