A news release from Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says police officers attempted to make an arrest at Burger King restaurant near the corner of Keele Street and Wilson Avenue at about 9 p.m. when “there was an interaction between police and a man, and a short time later, the man sustained a gunshot wound.”
The man was pronounced dead at Sunnybrook Health Services Centre.
CBC reporter Linda Ward was at the scene early Monday and said investigators were busy working around the restaurant’s drive-thru lane.
“Forensic investigators are just waiting for daylight as they gather evidence this morning,” Ward reported. “They are looking about halfway up the restaurant’s drive-thru lane.”
David Toste lives in a building nearby and told CBC News he witnessed some of what took place.
“There was two vehicles facing the opposite way [in the drive-thru lane] and it looked like there was a fight breaking out,” he said. “There was probably at least seven or eight people around the cars.”
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to contact the SIU at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1886.
The agency investigates all reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
Reprinted with permission from CBC.ca