One dead following shooting at downtown Toronto restaurant

News Sep 17, 2017 City Centre Mirror

Downtown restaurant Michael’s on Simcoe has experienced its second shooting in two years, this one resulting in death.

Simon Giannini, 54, was fatally shot at the steakhouse, on Simcoe Street near Adelaide Street West in Toronto’s Entertainment District, when a suspect opened fire inside just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Giannini was a Toronto real estate broker. Given that the suspect approached the victim in the restaurant and shot him multiple times, police strongly believe he was targeted in the attack, though Toronto police Det. Shannon Dawson noted there was no reason to believe the attack was linked to organized crime or similar activity.

Giannini was found with no vital signs at the scene and was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital. He is Toronto's 41st homicide victim of 2017.

Following the shooting, the suspect fled the scene, heading west on Pearl Street in a white SUV. He was wearing jogging pants and a jacket with a hood with the hood pulled up. He was carrying a black handgun.

Michael’s on Simcoe was the scene of another shooting on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. In that case, two masked men are said to have entered the restaurant and shot a man and a woman who were dining there.

As the restaurant was crowded at the time of the shooting, police are hopeful that witnesses will step forward with more information to help them track down the shooter. They have already collected some witness statements along with video surveillance footage of the area.

Anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477, or to leave a tip online at www.222tips.com

One dead following shooting at downtown Toronto restaurant

News Sep 17, 2017 City Centre Mirror

Downtown restaurant Michael’s on Simcoe has experienced its second shooting in two years, this one resulting in death.

Simon Giannini, 54, was fatally shot at the steakhouse, on Simcoe Street near Adelaide Street West in Toronto’s Entertainment District, when a suspect opened fire inside just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Giannini was a Toronto real estate broker. Given that the suspect approached the victim in the restaurant and shot him multiple times, police strongly believe he was targeted in the attack, though Toronto police Det. Shannon Dawson noted there was no reason to believe the attack was linked to organized crime or similar activity.

Giannini was found with no vital signs at the scene and was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital. He is Toronto's 41st homicide victim of 2017.

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Following the shooting, the suspect fled the scene, heading west on Pearl Street in a white SUV. He was wearing jogging pants and a jacket with a hood with the hood pulled up. He was carrying a black handgun.

Michael’s on Simcoe was the scene of another shooting on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. In that case, two masked men are said to have entered the restaurant and shot a man and a woman who were dining there.

As the restaurant was crowded at the time of the shooting, police are hopeful that witnesses will step forward with more information to help them track down the shooter. They have already collected some witness statements along with video surveillance footage of the area.

Anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477, or to leave a tip online at www.222tips.com

One dead following shooting at downtown Toronto restaurant

News Sep 17, 2017 City Centre Mirror

Downtown restaurant Michael’s on Simcoe has experienced its second shooting in two years, this one resulting in death.

Simon Giannini, 54, was fatally shot at the steakhouse, on Simcoe Street near Adelaide Street West in Toronto’s Entertainment District, when a suspect opened fire inside just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Giannini was a Toronto real estate broker. Given that the suspect approached the victim in the restaurant and shot him multiple times, police strongly believe he was targeted in the attack, though Toronto police Det. Shannon Dawson noted there was no reason to believe the attack was linked to organized crime or similar activity.

Giannini was found with no vital signs at the scene and was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital. He is Toronto's 41st homicide victim of 2017.

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Following the shooting, the suspect fled the scene, heading west on Pearl Street in a white SUV. He was wearing jogging pants and a jacket with a hood with the hood pulled up. He was carrying a black handgun.

Michael’s on Simcoe was the scene of another shooting on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. In that case, two masked men are said to have entered the restaurant and shot a man and a woman who were dining there.

As the restaurant was crowded at the time of the shooting, police are hopeful that witnesses will step forward with more information to help them track down the shooter. They have already collected some witness statements along with video surveillance footage of the area.

Anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477, or to leave a tip online at www.222tips.com