Police plead for witnesses in Livvette Moore shooting
Date: Wednesday, May 11 @ 01:56:53 MST
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Investigators continue to look for at least two suspects in a Toronto nightclub shooting that left a mother of four dead.
A post-mortem concluded 26-year-old Livvette Moore died of a gunshot to the head.
Toronto police say they are frustrated that few witnesses are stepping forward to help solve the weekend killing.
Last updated Apr 27 2005 10:05 AM EDT
Moore was the recently widowed mother of four children.
She died early Sunday when gunmen opened fire during a private party at a North York restaurant.
An estimated 200 people were in the restaurant when the shooting began, but only a handful have so far come forward to tell police what they saw.
Det. Wayne Banks said Moore, who was also known as Livvette Miller, was an innocent victim whose death occurred in a room that was crowded with many of her friends and acquaintances.
"There were lots of people that would have been in the position to observe what happened," said Banks.
"We're hoping that this is a wake-up call for people, and that people in the community will come forward, start talking to police about this, and put an end to this type of violence."
Six men were also injured in the shooting, but none of their injuries is considered life threatening.
Forensic tests have shown that more than one firearm was used in the attack.
No suspects have been arrested.
Mom of 4 dead in party shooting
Last updated Apr 25 2005 07:39 AM EDT
TORONTO – A 26-year-old widow and mother of four was shot to death early Sunday in a North York restaurant.
Livette Miller was one of seven people hit by bullets when gunmen opened fire in Prestige Palace, on Milvan Drive, around 3:30 a.m. [ view map ]
At least one of the other victims was reported critically injured.
Police said the Brampton woman, who was also known as Livette Moore, was attending a private birthday party at the restaurant when the gunmen slipped past security guards at the door.
About 200 people were in the restaurant when the shooting occurred.
Investigators say some witnesses have come forward.
They have not yet established a motive for the attack, but said Miller appears to have been an innocent victim.
Her death was Toronto's 18th homicide of 2005.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
Miller's husband died of cancer last year.