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2 people injured in daylight Ajax shooting now facing charges: police

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Durham Regional Police say two people who were injured in a daylight shooting in Ajax on Wednesday are now facing charges.

Officers were called to Harwood Avenue South and Kingston Road West around 4:20 p.m., police said.

Acting Sgt. George Tudos told reporters that there was an “exchange of gunfire” between two vehicles.

Police said there were more than 40 shots fired.

Read more: More than 40 shots fired during daylight shooting in Ajax, 2 people critically injured, police say

A 24-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were seriously injured and taken to a trauma centre.

Police initially said they were critically injured, but in an update on Thursday, said they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers said the victims, who were in a white sedan, were involved in the “interaction” with suspects in a dark sedan, which fled the scene.

In a news release issued Friday, police said they arrested the man at the hospital and during the arrest, he allegedly assaulted an officer, fled on foot and went into a residence to try to evade officers.

He was later arrested with the help of the Toronto Police Service, officers said.

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Ajax resident Rashawn Samules, 26, has been charged with several offences, including possession of a restricted firearm, occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, assault with intent to resist arrest and failing to comply with a release order.

Scarborough resident Sareena Ambursley Johnson, 24, has been charged with possession of a restricted firearm, occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life and careless storage of a firearm.

Police said they are still looking for the occupants of the sedan that fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2528 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.