At a Thursday afternoon press conference, Det.-Sgt. Joyce Schertzer told the media police are looking for a 2000-2005 black Honda Civic with “distinctive rims.” She said the rims do not commonly appear on cars today, as they are a more dated model.
The victim, Sukh Deo, was the subject of a targeted hit, she said.
Schertzer also read a statement from Deo’s family who said he left behind a wife and two children. “The family wants whoever is responsible for this to be brought to justice,” the statement said.
The 34-year-old was shot repeatedly in an alley on Tuesday, with 18 bullets ripping through the window of his parked Range Rover.
He was shot just before 3 p.m. on Cowbell Lane, an alleyway behind the Minto Towers south of Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave.
Court records show that Deo was charged with cocaine trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime in October 2013, and he was seven months away from a trial in Ontario Superior Court.
No suspects have been arrested, but two men were seen fleeing the scene in a black car. One was wearing an orange construction vest, the other a green vest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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