Suspect in ‘suspicious death’ at Toronto home is adult male, police say

By Sara Sidner, CNN Toronto Police are investigating a “suspicious death” following the discovery of a body in a northern Toronto neighbourhood Thursday morning. One minute after 9 a.m., police responded to a call…

Suspect in 'suspicious death' at Toronto home is adult male, police say

By Sara Sidner, CNN

Toronto Police are investigating a “suspicious death” following the discovery of a body in a northern Toronto neighbourhood Thursday morning.

One minute after 9 a.m., police responded to a call in the area of the intersection of Brydges and Rosedale avenues in Vaughan, Police Chief Mark Saunders said during a press conference.

Officers found a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound, Saunders said. Police have not said how the man died and are not releasing the man’s name.

It is believed he was shot while in his vehicle, according to Saunders. He described the man as a 30-year-old who appeared to be an immigrant from a “wealthy country.”

“The immigration status of this person is absolutely paramount,” Saunders said. “I don’t know if we will have conclusive information on this issue until the autopsy is concluded.”

“There is a report that an altercation occurred between the individual that died and others. I don’t know if that’s true, that’s part of the investigation,” Saunders said.

“While it may be in the nature of a murder investigation, it was very clear to us that this was a suspicious death.”

Saunders said the investigation is “extraordinarily complex.” He did not say whether anyone had been arrested, and police have not released any additional information about the case.

“We are continuing to work with our homicide squad, and every other division within the police service is assisting with this investigation,” he said.

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