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Two men from towing industry accused of Christmas Eve 2018 murder

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The York Regional Police Homicide Unit have charged two men with ties to the tow truck industry with first-degree murder after a man was killed in Richmond Hill back in 2018.


On the evening of Dec. 24, 2018, police responded to Barnwood Dr., Bayview Ave. and Stouffville Rd., for sounds of gunshots.


When officers arrived, they located a 33-year-old man who was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


The victim was identified as Soheil Rafipour, of Toronto.


On Tuesday, police arrested two men with ties to the tow truck industry


Mohamad El-Zahawi, 38, of Toronto, and Abdelaziz Ibrahim, 23, of Hamilton, are charged with first-degree murder.


The investigation is ongoing.



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