Toronto police say a man has died after he was found in a north-end plaza with a gunshot wound early Sunday.

Insp. Jim Gotell told reporters emergency crews were called to a plaza at the north-east corner of Keele Street and Wilson Avenue just before 1 a.m. with reports the man was at a SUV and appeared to be medical distress.

“The male had serious injuries. It turns out the injuries were the result of a gunshot wound,” he said.

“The male succumbed to his injury (at the scene. As a result, we’re now conducting a homicide investigation.”

READ MORE: Program targeting gun, gang violence in Toronto yields 463 arrests

Gotell said investigators were trying to determine the circumstances leading up to the man’s death and the scene of the shooting. He appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Story continues below advertisement

“We are asking any member of the public who may have been in the area of Keele and Wilson just before 1 o’clock this morning … to contact [police],” he said, adding police are looking for surveillance and dash-cam video.

Anyone with information was asked to call officers at 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.



Story continues below advertisement




© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.







LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here