Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit are looking into a shooting at Roncesvalles Avenue and Howard Park Avenue that left one man dead and a woman with serious injuries.
Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, Toronto police were called to 55 Howard Park Avenue for a possible shooting.
According to the SIU, officers arrived on scene and found a woman, 25, and man, 30, close to that address.
SIU said after police arrived the man, who has now been identified as Jenyon Middleton, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest before being transported to St. Michael’s Hospital with vital signs absent.
He was later pronounced dead at hospital.
The woman was shot in the leg and is being treated at St. Michael’s Hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
There is no information on what led to the shooting and the SIU is unable to confirm the sequence of events but Jason Gennaro, spokesman with the SIU said the injuries happened after police arrived.
Gennaro was unable to confirm if the deceased man was armed but added six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate the incident.
A resident in the neighbourhood told Global News she woke up Sunday morning to the sound of gunshots.
“I saw police cars, ambulance and stretchers,” the resident said.
“It doesn’t make me feel good. I felt very safe in this area, but it seems like now everywhere you go, there is no more safe place.”
Another resident has been living the area for six years and she said she was shocked to see the police cars Sunday morning.
“I think it’s really sad and I think a lot of peoples’ lives have changed after tonight and it’s just really sad,” she said.
It could be a number of days or weeks until more details about the investigation are released, Gennaro said.
“We have to review any video evidence we might find,” he said.
“We will be looking at all the surveillance video we can gather both from businesses and residences in the area as well as what has been captured on video inside of cruisers.”
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.