According to a police source in Scarborough, a man was being robbed when he was fatally shot on Friday morning.
Police were called to the area of Kennedy and Ellesmere roads shortly before 4:30 a.m. after reports of gunfire.
“As a result, cops were dispatched to the location. They arrived and discovered a man slumped over in a parking lot. They were baffled as to why he was so ill. So they approached him, examined him, and discovered that he was suffering from a severe injury “On Friday morning, Constable David Hopkinson informed CP24.
Toronto paramedics said the man was rushed to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition. The man, who is in his 50s, subsequently succumbed to his injuries, police said.
Hopkinson said the man’s injuries were determined to be from gunshots. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation. A police source told CP24 that the victim was reportedly being robbed when he was shot.
The shooting happened in a plaza in the northwest corner of Ellesmere and Kennedy Roads and the victim stumbled across the street to an Esso gas station where he collapsed, the source said.
It is unclear if the shooting was targeted. No suspect information has been released.
“We have our forensic identification units at the scene and taking apart the scene, looking for evidence. We have our officers patrolling the area looking for dash cam or video camera evidence,” Hopkinson said.
Kennedy Road is closed from Ellesmere Road to Jolly Way. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.