A man has been pronounced dead in downtown Toronto after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Toronto Paramedic Services says.
The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m. near King Street West and Strachan Avenue.
Police initially said they received reports of a collision at the intersection, but a male victim was located with gunshot wounds a short time after and pronounced dead at the scene. It was later confirmed by police that the victim was found dead either near or on a motorcycle.
The shooting occurred in an underground garage on Crawford Street, just west of King and Strachan, Toronto police Cst. Victor Kwong said.
“We had heard what sounded like gun shots, but there’s a lot of construction around here,” area resident Bill Nemesi told CP24 at the scene. “I talked to my neighbour who said he heard five shots. He was kind of questioning it, but after that we knew it was gunshots.”
Another local who did not want to be named told CTV Toronto that they heard at least four or five gunshots.
A K-9 Unit swept the area in and around the garage, which is shared by residents of a condo building and a row of townhouses. Residents of the building are not being allowed to enter the garage as the investigation continues.
The victim’s age has not been released and no arrests have been made.
Early Sunday evening, Toronto police said the homicide unit would be taking over the investigation.
With files from Sean Leathong