July 9, 2018 9:02 am
Updated: July 10, 2018 12:38 pm

Kitchener man gunned down inside his Forest Heights home: police

Waterloo Regional Police Service cruisers behind the Kitchener station.

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Waterloo police deemed the suspicious death they were investigating Sunday in Kitchener a homicide Monday.

Police say that 45-year-old Shaun Yorke was gunned down at his home at 150 Elm Ridge Drive in Kitchener at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

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The Kitchener native became the third homicide victim of 2018 in Waterloo Region.

Waterloo police inspector Mike Haffner told Global News that there were no signs of forced entry, leading police to believe the victim was targeted.

“We believe the person is known to the deceased,” he said, while noting that police believe there was more than one person in the home at the time Yorke was killed.

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There will be an increased police presence in the area over the next few days as officers from the major crime unit and forensic identification continue to investigate.

“Police will still be there for two or three more days,” Haffner said. “We are hoping to speak to as many people as possible.”

“We are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area between 1 p.m. and 1:15p.m,” Haffner said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8666 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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