Christopher Reid, 38, was found with suspected gunshot wounds behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed into a house in Etobicoke on Monday, May 7, 2018. He died in hospital three days later, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, becoming the city's 29th homicide victim of the year. (Photo supplied by Toronto Police)
A 38-year-old man found with suspected gunshot wounds inside a vehicle that crashed in Etobicoke earlier this week has died.
Toronto Police responded to “a personal injury collision” on Longfield Rd. — a residential neighbourhood near Kipling Ave. and Eglinton Ave. W. — shortly before noon Monday after a vehicle veered off the street, jumped a curb and collided with the corner of a house.
But when emergency crews arrived, they found the occupant of the vehicle suffering from injuries that did not appear to be from the crash.
COLLISION:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) May 7, 2018
Kipling Av + Longfield Rd
-Single car crash
-Man with serious injuries
-Man is VSA
-Officers to assist with emergency run#GO821806
“It was determined at the scene that the man driving had sustained what were believed to be gunshot wounds,” Homicide Det. Leslie Dunkley said in a statement released Thursday.
He said the man was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.
“Homicide investigators have taken carriage of this investigation,” Dunkley said.
Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
The victim, now identified as Christopher Reid, is the city’s 29th murder victim of the year.
Anyone with information should call the Homicide Unit at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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