VIDEO: Vehicle in drive-by shooting wanted following targeted attacks in Brampton, Richmond Hill and across the GTA


Published April 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm

The hunt is on for a vehicle police say is involved in the drive-by shooting of a cinema, just one of several targeted attacks including one in Brampton linked to a South Asian movie that was pulled from theatres.

Back in January, police raised the alarm over multiple shootings at movie theatres in Brampton, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Vaughan. No injuries have been reported as the cinemas were closed at the time of the attacks, but police have said they are searching for multiple suspects connected to the shootings.

Now, months after the attacks, investigators have released new video of a drive-by shooting at a theatre in Richmond Hill that police say catches suspects in the act.

The video shows what appears to be the front of the theater as a silver pickup truck slowly rolls into the frame before quickly accelerating and making a sharp U-turn. The vehicle can then be seen waiting for a street light at an undisclosed intersection.

Police say the vehicle is believed to be a silver 2019 Dodge Ram pickup, and police are urging anyone with information about the vehicle or any of the shootings to contact investigators.

The shootings all happened in the overnight hours of Jan. 23 into Jan. 24., with Peel police responding to a shooting call at a cinema on Great Lakes Drive in Brampton.

The violence was linked to a group trying to stop some South Indian-language movies from being shown in favour of other films, and led to Cineplex pulling the 2024 South Indian film “Malaikottai Vaaliban” from theatres.

The theatre chain  halted all showings just one day after police in York Region said the theatre shootings in multiple cities may be connected.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on these shootings, the suspect vehicle or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the areas to contact Peel Regional Police at 905-453-2121, or York Regional Police at 1-866-287-5025 ext. 7241. Anonymous tips may also be provided to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting

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