Durham cops release dramatic video footage of Ajax shooting

Police in Durham Region have released dramatic video footage of a daylight shooting in Ajax last week in the hope of locating an additional two suspects.

This past weekend, a man and a woman were arrested in connection with a wild shootout that left two people wounded last Wednesday. Rashawn Samuels, 26, of Ajax, and 24-year-old Sareena Ambursley Johnson face numerous charges.

Two additional suspects are sought.

In the video released by Durham Regional Police on Monday, a black Hyundai sedan is seen coming to a stop near an intersection. Two people are seen exiting the vehicle and storming a white sedan that is stopped ahead of them. They appear to draw weapons and shoot at the white vehicle before returning to their vehicle and driving away. At that point, someone appears to exit the white vehicle and flees the scene on foot.

More than 40 shots were filed in the melee, police said.

Samuels and Johnson were both wounded and arrested at the hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect vehicle was located by Toronto Police on Meadowvale Rd. in Scarborough after being abandoned and set on fire. It is believed the suspects fled the arson scene in a white Honda Civic.

  1. Durham Regional Police lay markers at the scene at Harwood Ave. and Kingston Rd. in Ajax after more than 40 shots were fired on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

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  2. Durham Regional Police lay markers at the scene at Harwood Ave. and Kingston Rd. in Ajax after more than 40 shots were fired on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

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The first outstanding suspect is described as a Black male and was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes. The second outstanding suspect is described as a Black male and was wearing a grey-hooded sweatshirt, light pants and white shoes.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information or dash-cam video is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2528 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.