Male victim pronounced dead after daylight shooting in Rexdale
Chris Fox and Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com
Published Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:13PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:34PM EST
A male victim has succumbed to his injuries following a shooting in Rexdale on Sunday afternoon.
Police said the incident happened outside in the area of John Garland Boulevard and Kendleton Drive just before 2 p.m.
The male victim was taken to hospital without vital signs from the scene but was later pronounced dead, police said around 3:30 p.m.
Another male victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries, Insp. Darren Alldrit told reporters. He did not require an emergency run.
“When our officers arrived on scene they located two people suffering from gunshot wounds. One of those persons was without vital signs at the time and that person was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital by emergency run and unfortunately I have been advised that that person has been pronounced deceased,” he said.
Investigators said they are not sure if this was a targeted attack but noted there is no concern for public safety.
Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.
“At this point we don’t have any suspect information,” Det. Stephen Henkel said while providing an update on the case at around 6 p.m. “We are looking for a light-coloured vehicle that was last seen travelling eastbound on John Garland Boulevard.”
“Officers are currently conducting a door-to-door canvas looking for witnesses, as well as canvassing for CCTV. We are appealing to any witnesses in the area, either prior, during or immediately after the shooting, to come forward.”
Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators or Crime Stoppers.
This is the city’s tenth homicide of the year.