A man was shot dead while he was walking to a parked car with his newborn baby and female partner.
Inspector Paul Rinkoff on Thursday morning i.e. October 1, was noted saying that a man along with a female and their newborn baby were walking to a parked vehicle in the area of Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue around 9:00 AM when a vehicle opened fire on the man. This family unit was in the process of getting into the vehicle to take their child to the hospital, he further added.
“This is a brazen daylight shooting. It’s horrific. This is the time of day when parents are taking their children to school, when people are going to work, when people are out exercising. This is not tolerated. The Toronto Police Service will not accept this type of activity.”
“It is a bit early in the investigation to tell if this was targeted and who exactly in the family unit was targeted,” he added.
“In terms of whether there was an exchange of gunfire, that is going to form part of the investigation and investigators are looking into that. They are examining shell casing that are present right now. We have our forensic identification unit on scene conducting examinations. We have detectives on scene. If you have any information, even if you think it might be insignificant, please contact our homicide unit,” Rinkoff said.