Man shot 'numerous times' in car outside west end bar
A man is fighting for his life after he was shot "numerous times" while sitting in his car on Sunday evening in the city's west end.
Toronto police say after the shooting — which happened at about 9:30 p.m. at Dilly's Bar near Wilson Avenue and Dufferin Street — the victim crawled from his vehicle and collapsed in front of the bar. Police say the victim was approached by two male suspects.
One of the two suspects is described as wearing all white clothing.
A Toronto EMS spokesperson told CBC News the male victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and was rushed to a trauma centre. The victim is believed to be in his 30s.
Sgt. Lawrence Sager said when police arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground.
"This male was in his car when he was approached … and was shot in his car," Sager said. "The victim was able to crawl out of his car and collapsed out front of the bar."
Sager said people inside the sports bar had come to the man’s aid.
"The patrons at the bar knew him," he said. "I believe he was just in there earlier on. The minute they saw he had collapsed, they immediately called 911 and rendered first aid."
Sager said officers are taking statements and interviewing potential witnesses from inside the bar, as well as from others who were not inside the bar. Investigators are also canvassing the area and trying to obtain possible surveillance footage that could be relevant to the investigation.
Police say the suspects may have fled the scene in a silver van.