Security video captures gunmen firing rounds at Markham home
Police are searching for a pair of armed gunmen who were caught on surveillance video firing rounds at a home in Markham last month.
It was shortly before 7 a.m. on Jan. 31 when a small compact sedan pulled up outside a home on Macklin Street, which is near McCowan Road and Highglen Avenue.
York Regional Police said the car contained “at least” three men.
In the 30-second video, the car stops at the foot of a driveway and one man, dressed in dark clothing with a hood pulled over his head, gets out, takes aim at the house and begins shooting.
At the same time, a second suspect is seen firing shots from the vehicle.
Sparks can be seen flying from both the man standing on the driveway and the car.
The video shows shots being fired for about two seconds before the suspect on the driveway gets back into the passenger side of the car and drives off.
“Our investigators do believe this was a targeted incident,” Const. Andy Pattenden told CTV News Toronto on Friday.
Pattenden called the incident “completely reckless,” saying that it appears in the video as if one of the suspects almost shoots the other.
“Thankfully nobody was injured in this incident, but any time somebody is willing to take out a firearm and start shooting in a residential neighbourhood, it is extremely dangerous.”
York police said they have hit a roadblock in the investigation and are hoping that someone will view the video and be able to help identify the suspects or the vehicle.
Police have not released any other information about the case, but they said the car is believed to be orange or red in colour.
Anyone with information that could help identify the suspects are being asked to come forward.