Police say a man is dead after he was found in a crashed vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds in Etobicoke on Wednesday evening.
Officers responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into a tree at the intersection of Islington Avenue and St Andrews Boulevard just after 6 pm.
When police arrived on the scene, they located the male victim without vitals inside the vehicle. He had “apparent gunshot wounds.”
Islington Ave/ St Andrews.
Reports of a vehicle into a tree.@TorontoMedics and units responded.
Located male victim in the vehicle, with apparent gunshot wounds, he is without vitals.@TPS23Div #GO2280653^adc
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) December 12, 2018
Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators didn’t say when the man was shot or provide any information on his identity.
The male victim of the shooting has succumbed to his injuries and has been pronounced at the scene.@TPSHomicide has now taken over the investigation.
Anyone w info is urged to please call 4168087400.@TPS23Div #GO2280653^adc
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) December 13, 2018
As police investigated, Islington Avenue was closed in both directions from Kingsview Boulevard to St Andrews Boulevard just north of Dixon Road and drivers were asked to use an alternate route. All roads were re-opened just after 2 am.
Toronto police’s homicide unit has now taken over the investigation.
This shooting is the city’s 93 homicide of the year.
Anyone with any information is urged to call investigators at 416-808-7400.
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