29-year-old man identified as city's 93rd homicide victim of the year
Jonathan Gayle-West, 29, is seen in this photo provided by Toronto Police Service.
Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com
Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:55PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:58PM EST
A 29-year-old Oshawa man, who was pronounced dead at the scene of an Etobicoke crash after being located suffering from gunshot wounds, has been identified by Toronto police.
Emergency crews were called to the area of Islington Avenue and St. Andrews Boulevard at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night for reports of a collision.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers said they located a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside a blue two-door 2008 Honda Civic that had travelled off the roadway and subsequently struck a tree.
The male victim – identified by officers as Jonathan Gayle-West – was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Gayle-West was an employee at TSN, a statement posted to TSN BarDown's Twitter account on Thursday night said.
“Jon Gayle, a member of the TSN and BarDown family, passed away last night,” the statement said. “With a heavy heart, we remember one of the friendliest and most ambitious people in the building. He will be greatly missed.”
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted on Friday.
Investigators are asking anyone who was on Islington Avenue between Highway 401 and Dixon Road at the time of the incident to contact officers with any further information at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Police said they are also asking anyone who had contact with Gayle-West on Wednesday to come forward.
This is the city's 93rd homicide of 2018.