Four attendees were injured after a Ribfest shooting in Pickering, Ontario on Saturday - adding human injury to an event that is the result of numerous animal deaths.
Four people suffered gunshot wounds after fire was opened on the crowd around 11pm.
The victims, two of whom were teenagers, all survived and have since been released from the local hospital.
Police are still investigating the incident and have yet to identify the shooter, or shooters involved.
At this time, investigators do not believe that the shooting was a random act of violence.
Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan took to Twitter to congratulate Ribfest on its 'robust security measures', adding that 'all levels of gov't must work together to get these illegal guns off our streets'.
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