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Markham man, boy, 17, charged with attempted murder in Markham shooting

Last Updated Aug 6, 2019 at 12:31 pm EDT

File photo of a York Regional Police cruiser. CITYNEWS

A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Markham, are facing a number of charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a shooting that took place in May.

According to police, on the night of May 17 the victim’s vehicle was parked at a car wash in the area of Bur Oak Avenue and Markham Road when a dark-coloured BMW sedan pulled up in front of the victim.

York Regional Police said the passenger in the BMW pulled out a firearm and demanded the victim follow them.

The victim complied, driving away and following the suspect vehicle, but then attempted to flee.

It’s believed the suspect vehicle sped off after the victim’s vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police said when the vehicles got to the Elgin Mills Road and Ninth Line are, the suspect fired a shot at the victim’s car. The suspects then fled the scene.

No one was injured in the incident.

On Friday, Muhammad Raeese and the teenage boy were arrested and a sawed-off shotgun, along with ammunition, was seized by investigators.

On top of attempted murder, both are facing a number of firearms related charges.

Police are asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to contact investigators.