Thursday, May 31, 2018
Toronto Police at the scene on Yonge St. south of Dundas St. after a man was shot dead late Wednesday, May 30, 2018
TORONTO — A man is dead following a late-night shooting in one of Toronto’s busiest intersections.
Police say a man was shot at around 11 p.m. on the Yonge St. sidewalk at Yonge-Dundas Square in the heart of downtown.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was rushed to a nearby trauma centre in critical condition.
Homicide Det. Stephen Henkel says he died of his injuries in hospital.
Investigators had not yet identified the victim, nor have they released any suspect information, though three men were reportedly seen fleeing after the shooting.
Police are seeking witnesses from the many people who in the square at the time of the shooting and planned to check out surveillance camera footage in the area.
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