Toronto's summer has been filled with gun violence and it looks like the deadly pattern is continuing. Earlier this year there was a mass shooting on the Danforth but the city is facing a spike in gun crime with almost 250 shootings in 2018.
Now the city's police services are investigating another shooting that left a man in his 30's dead. He was found in a condo building in the Corktown neighbourhood of the province's capital.
CBC is reporting that the man, who has yet to be identified, was found in the condo located at 501 Adelaide Street East just after 2 A.M on Sunday morning. Residents said that they had heard gunshots before the man's body was discovered in the hallway.
The man suffered a shotgun wound to the head and was found in a pool of blood on the fourth floor of the building. The condo is located right on the corner of Adelaide and Parliament Street.
Shooting:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) August 19, 2018
-1 vehicle is being investigated in the area
-suspect desc: M/W, wearing all dark clothing
-male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene
-Homicide Detectives have taken over the case#GO1528994
Dan Hoffmeyer, a Toronto police Staff Sgt., told the CBC that the wounds were "grievous in nature," meaning that the shot was very severe.
Police did describe the suspect as a white man who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the shooting. They are waiting to see if other witnesses come forward with more information about what happened early Sunday morning.
At this point in time, the Toronto police have confirmed that the homicide department has taken over the investigation on the incident and are reviewing all the security footage available. There is a vehicle that is of interest to the police and they are currently guarding to investigate further.