Man in life-threatening condition after shooting inside downtown steakhouse

Man was shot in Michael's on Simcoe restaurant

A 53-year-old Toronto real estate broker has been identified by police as the man shot and killed inside a restaurant in the city's Entertainment District on Saturday night.

The gunfire started inside Michael's on Simcoe just before 9 p.m. Paramedics could be seen outside the restaurant performing CPR on the victim.

Giannini was rushed to a trauma centre without vital signs and was later pronounced dead.

Det. Shannon Dawson said Sunday morning the shooting appears to have been targeted but had no reason for a motive at this time. She said people took cover under their tables as the maƮtre d' told patrons to stay down. He said the victim was eating with another man when he was shot. One witness, who told CP24 that he was in the dining room at the time of the shooting, said the victim was shot in the restaurant's lounge area. "It was pretty insane".

Investigators say they believe the male suspect fled the area westbound on Pearl Street in a white SUV. They have not released a detailed description.

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Homicide detectives have taken over the case.

The restaurant was the scene of another dramatic shooting nearly two years ago.

The restaurant was the scene of a targeted shooting nearly two years ago when a man and a woman were shot by two masked men.

She says customers fled the restaurant quickly, and police are looking to speak with anyone who was there, especially those with cellphone footage of the incident. Both survived, but suffered serious injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

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