Two dead after shooting in Danforth McDonald’s

Police investigate the scene of a shooting that left two men dead at a McDonald's restaurant on the Danforth near Coxwell early Saturday morning. The men allegedly got in to an physical fight with an armed security guard before shots were fired. Both were pronounced dead on scene.  PHOTO: John Hanley
Police investigate the scene of a shooting that left two men dead at a McDonald’s restaurant on the Danforth near Coxwell early Saturday morning. 
PHOTO: John Hanley

Two men are dead after a shooting inside a McDonald’s restaurant on Danforth Avenue east of Coxwell.

Ryan Hind, 39, and Donny Ouimette, 25, were allegedly shot just before 3 a.m. Saturday by an armed security guard who was apparently in the McDonald’s to buy food.

Speaking during a Saturday press conference in the local 55 Division police station, Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne said police and paramedics found the two men dead on scene, while the guard was taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Judging by security video and eyewitness accounts from some of the 15 to 20 staff and customers who were in the McDonald’s at the time, Browne said the three men got into a physical fight that escalated quickly.

The guard, who has not been named, has not been arrested nor charged with any crime.

“Certainly he is cooperating, and we’re turning our minds to every possible scenario that could have occurred,” said Browne.
“We’re early on, and we certainly want to make sure we do our due diligence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400, or phone Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent via, by leaving a tip on Facebook, or by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).

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