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UPDATE: Police seeking two suspects in Whiting Avenue shooting

Durham Police are investigating a shooting at Whiting Avenue in Oshawa. Police say two suspects were seen leaving in a four-door dark vehicle. A local resident told The Express there was “blood everywhere” in the parking lot of the building. (Photo by Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express)

Durham Region Police are seeking two suspects after a 42-year-old man was shot on Whiting Avenue in Oshawa.
Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 24, the man was seen lying in the centre of the road suffering from a gunshot.
Police say witnesses observed two men approaching the shooting victim before he was shot.

The shooting victim remains in serious but stable condition. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The two suspects were then seen leaving the area in a dark four-door vehicle.
Investigators do not believe the shooting was a random attack.
The Oshawa Express attended the scene and saw numerous neighbours looking on at armed police officers as well as police dogs.
A woman, who gave her name as Loretta, lives in the building next to where the shooting took place.
“I was in my apartment and I heard two gunshots,” she says.
Pointing at a side of the building that wasn’t visible, Loretta said, “There’s blood all over the parking lot and the guy has been shot in there.”
Loretta said the man was still on the ground but wasn’t sure if he was alive.
She said this type of incident isn’t rare in the area.
“I hear gunshots all the time… all the time,” she says.
The first suspect is described as a white male, wearing a red, white and black top, red and black shorts and black high top running shoes.
The second suspect is described as a male, medium build, wearing black pants, a black-hooded winter jacket and a dark baseball cap.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520. The lead investigators are D/Cst.  Kollaard (ext. 2738) and D/Cst. Broadfoot (ext. 2740).
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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