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Police seek assistance in a Shooting investigation,
Martin Ross Avenue and Alness Avenue area



Broadcast time: 08:30
Monday, July 8, 2019

33 Division
416-808-3300

Case #: 2019-1262049


The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance in a Shooting investigation.

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police responded to a shooting call in the Martin Ross Avenue and Alness Street area.

It is reported that:

- between 7:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m., a black vehicle with three occupants was parked with hazard lights on in the Church Avenue and Yonge Street area

- a man, 40, was walking southbound on Yonge Street by Church Avenue and was forced into the vehicle by a man in the rear passenger seat and the vehicle drove away

- the man was driven around for a period of time as the three suspects demanded a large quantity of money

- the male in the front passenger seat threatened the man with a weapon and shot him while still inside the vehicle, shattering the rear driver side window

- the man was then let out of the vehicle while it was still in motion in the Martin Ross Avenue and Alness area, suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body

Paramedics and police arrived on scene and the man was transported to hospital with life-altering injuries.

The three suspects are described as:

- Driver: female, light complexion, approximately 40 to 50-years-old, wearing prescription glasses

- Front passenger: male, dark complexion, between 5'10 to 6', slim build, approximately 25 to 30-years-old, with cornrow hair, wearing denim shorts

- Rear passenger: male, dark complexion, 5'9", approximately 25 to 30-years-old, wearing a grey t-shirt and shorts

The vehicle is described as a black, 4-door, 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic, with heavily tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Constable Derek Ma, 33 Division