1 man dead in brazen daylight shooting in Etobicoke

One man is dead after shots were fire into an SUV at a busy plaza in Rexdale. Shauna Hunt with the latest from the scene.

One man is dead following a shooting in Etobicoke.

Toronto police were called to the Finch Avenue West and Westmore Drive area just after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday after receiving reports that the occupants of a vehicle had opened fire at another car.

When investigators arrived, they located a man inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unclear if there was anyone else inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Det. Al Bartlett of the Homicide & Missing Persons Unit said the suspects were last seen fleeing westbound on Finch Avenue in a four-door dark coloured Honda. Bartlett said they believe the vehicle has damage to the right rear.

No other suspect descriptions have been provided at this time but Bartlett said they believe two suspects were involved.

Bartlett could also not confirm if there was more than one shooter or if this was a targeted incident.

“We understand that a violent incident, like the one that has happened here, has a deep impact on the community and is incredibly jarring,” said Bartlett. “I’m imploring anybody to contact police to help us bring those responsible for this crime to justice.”

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