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Suspects sought after man shot, woman assaulted, in Vaughan car robbery

Last Updated Jan 31, 2017 at 11:38 am EDT

York police investigate after a man was shot dead at a plaza near Steeles and Yonge on Jan. 30, 2017. CITYNEWS

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after he was shot in Vaughan, the third shooting in the GTA in 12 hours.

A 23-year-old woman was assaulted in the same incident. She was taken to hospitalĀ and has since been released.

York police say two men approached the pair in a plaza at 100 Steeles Ave. W, near Yonge Street, around 11 p.m. on Monday.

The men demanded the keys to their car, a black 2008 Ford Focus. Police say they then shot the man, assaulted the woman, and stole their car. The car has the license plate BNNM866.

A stock image of a 2008 Ford Focus. YORK REGIONAL POLICE

Earlier Monday, two men were murdered in separate shootings in downtown Toronto.

One victim was found near Adelaide and George streets around 3 p.m. Hours later, a second man was found dead near Gerrard and Sumach streets, in Regent Park. Both shootings were targeted, Toronto police said.