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Saskatoon’s 9th homicide victim shot to death: police

Saskatoon police have launched their ninth homicide investigation of 2020.
Saskatoon police have launched their ninth homicide investigation of 2020. Slavomir Kutas / Global News

Saskatoon Police have determined the victim in the city’s ninth homicide of the year was shot.

Officers were called to a restaurant parking lot in the 200 block of Slimmon Road around 3 a.m. on Aug. 21, when they found an injured man. Paramedics took him to hospital and he was pronounced dead.

A new statement, issued on Saturday evening, said an autopsy confirmed the 30-year-old victim died from a gunshot wound.

Read more: Slimmon Road death deemed homicide: Saskatoon police

It also said the victim was shot when a fight with numerous customers began around 3 a.m. as the restaurant was preparing to close.

Investigators have spoken to several people who were at the restaurant/pub at the time and are seeking many more. The statement said people fled when the fight began and that police hasn’t been able to contact them.

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Police aren’t releasing the victim’s name, at the request of his family.

Major Crimes are continuing to investigate and ask anyone who has information to contact them at 306-975-8300, or Crime Stoppers.

— With files from Thomas Piller.