May 17, 2018 11:58 am
Updated: May 17, 2018 11:53 pm

Man found dead inside vehicle in Richmond Hill: police

WATCH ABOVE: A man who claims to be the victim's uncle says his nephew, who lives in Toronto, was driven to the location where he was found by the suspects and says the victim's roommate was also tied up. Catherine McDonald reports.

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York Regional Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a vehicle in Richmond Hill.

Police said they responded to a call around 6:50 a.m. Thursday in the area of Bayswater Avenue and Emily Court.

Officers arrived on scene and found a vehicle in the driveway of a home with a man deceased in the driver’s seat.

Police have not released the age and identity of the man or the exact cause of death. However, authorities said the shooting was targeted.

A man who arrived at the scene on Thursday said he was the victim’s uncle.

“He’s just a great, young man — hard-working boy, wanted to be independent and it just happened,” the man, who identified himself as Phil, told reporters.

READ MORE: Homicide unit investigating stabbing death in Richmond Hill

The man said he was told his nephew was brought to the scene by the suspects from the victim’s home near the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto.

The homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

— With files from Nick Westoll and Catherine McDonald

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