Friday, October 31, 2014

Man gunned down in North York plaza

TORONTO - Investigators are hoping surveillance video will help them track down the killer who gunned down a 26-year-old man at a North York strip mall.

Toronto Police say they responded to a call for the “sound of gunshots” late Thursday in the retail plaza on the southwest corner of Keele St. and Sheppard Ave. W. just before midnight.

Officers arrived to find the lifeless body of a man with “multiple gunshot wounds,” Homicide Det.-Sgt. Steve Ryan said in a statement released Friday.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead in hospital, becoming the city’s 48th murder victim of the year.

The plaza remained cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape throughout Friday as police gathered evidence. No arrests have been made and no suspect description was released.

However, homicide detectives are reviewing video footage from security cameras in the plaza that may have captured the deadly shooting.

It’s not the first time someone has been gunned down at the strip mall.

Just after midnight on July 2, 2010, the plaza was packed with people following a fireworks display across the street at Downsview Park when gunfire suddenly erupted.

A man in his 20s was killed.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses.
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