Homicide investigators are seeking help identifying the suspect in a fatal shooting on Saturday, March 10, captured on security video.
At around 5.45 p.m., officers from 23 Division and paramedics responded to call for a shooting at a townhouse complex at 19 Mount Olive Dr.
The male victim was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased is Dwayne Anthony Vidal, 31, of Toronto.
At a news conference at police headquarters on March 14, D/Sgt. Mike Carbone said Vidal was returning home around 5.30 p.m. when he was shot when returning to his home from work. He said Vidal had no criminal record.
“He parked his vehicle in the parking lot near his home,” said Carbone. “He exited and commenced walking to the front door of his dwelling. As he was walking in the direction of his address, an unknown male was approaching from the opposite direction. As the unknown male passed the deceased, he pointed a firearm in the direction of Mr. Vidal and commenced shooting before running out to Silverstone Dr. and running north.”
Carbone said officers canvassed the area and received several hours of CCTV video.
“The video was reviewed and we were able to observe a male wearing all-black clothing entering the townhouse complex several minutes before the deceased arrived,” he said. “The video depicts this individual walking around the entire complex just before the shooting occurs. After the shooting, this individual is observed running away and entering a white vehicle which appears to have been parked a short distance away.”
Carbone is appealing to anyone who can identify the suspect and vehicle to contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide at416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.