The man shot and killed near Clinton, Ont., in the municipality of Central Huron, was Don Frigo, the Ontario provincial police said on Monday. Frigo was reportedly the vice-president of a Toronto-based construction company.
Hady Construction Associates is a company with two offices in the city, including one in Etobicoke.
The OPP said Frigo and a woman, reportedly his wife, were horseback riding on Saturday near a wildlife conservation area, located 200 km west of Toronto. They were approached by a male who shot them around 5 p.m.
The woman is suffering from minor injuries.
Police cruisers guarded several dirt access roads leading to the wildlife area. Investigators also cordoned off a large area outside on the outskirts of town.
There were reports of residents being ordered to stay inside with their doors locked; however, the OPP said that wasn’t the case.
Jamie Stanley, a spokesman for the Huron OPP, said on Sunday that there were asking residents to be a “little more cautious.”
Police searched the area on Saturday night but did not find a suspect.
Clinton, a community of 3,100, is about 200 kilometres west of Toronto.