Canada-wide warrant issued for suspect in Toronto nightclub murder

By Michael Talbot and John Marchesan

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a fatal shooting at a Toronto nightclub.

Abdirahman Jimale, 26, of Toronto, is wanted for first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault for allegedly opening fire at EFS Social Club on King Street West, east of Bathurst Street, in the early morning hours of July 17.

Pardeep Brar, 26, of Brampton, was killed in the shooting while a 24-year-old woman was treated in hospital for serious injuries and later released.

The club was later stripped of its liquor licence.

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Late last month, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) said it had immediately suspended the club’s license for allegedly breaching a condition of its liquor licence.

According to the AGCO, the club was required to ensure “that every entrance to the premises during operating hours is staffed with at least one security person equipped with a metal detector and that the device is used on every person entering the facility, with no exception.”

It said after viewing video surveillance from the night in question, it had reason to believe that a metal detector was not being used on every person entering the facility.

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