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Man killed in shooting at Coronation Park

Last Updated Sep 2, 2018 at 11:34 pm EST

Police say a man has been killed following a shooting at a waterfront park.

Police were called to Coronation Park around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night after reports of multiple gunshots heard just south of the baseball diamond at the park, which is located in close proximity to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds.

Paramedics say a man, believed to be in his 30s, was located with vital signs absent. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Police say they are searching for at least four suspects seen running from the scene. One of the suspects was wearing a grey Nike hoodie with a black stripe on the chest.

A memorial was being held in the vicinity of where the shooting took place for Kamal Hercules who was shot to death outside a downtown convenience store in the early morning hours of September 5, 2009. While investigators would not confirmed if there is a connection between the memorial and Sunday’s fatal shooting, a friend of the family tells CityNews that the man who was shot dead was a friend of Hercules.

The CNE issued a statement saying it was notified by police about the incident. “The CNE will remain open. As part of its standard protocol, the CNE continues to make the safety of its visitors a priority.”

This is the 73rd homicide of the year and the third gunshot fatality since Friday.