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Man, 72, killed in shooting near Glen Park

Last Updated Sep 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm EDT

Homicide is investigating after a 72-year-old Toronto man was killed in a shooting near Glen Park Monday evening.

Police were called to a plaza at Dufferin Street and Glencairn Avenue just before 7 p.m. to reports of shots being fired.

It was originally reported that the gunshots came from a moving vehicle, but police now say the suspect got out of his vehicle before shooting the victim.

The victim was found sitting inside another vehicle parked outside a cafe.

He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and rushed to a trauma centre in critical condition. He died of his injuries in hospital.

The victim has been identified as Vito Lapolla.

The suspect vehicle, last seen going northbound on Dufferin, is described as a white SUV.

The suspect is described as a male, around five-foot-ten with a thin build. He was dressed in all black clothing with a hooded sweater.

Officers say they could not confirm whether the shooting was targeted but they “believe the victim was the only one shot at.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact investigators.