Police seek suspects in Toronto's latest murder
A sudden shooting in Toronto's east end claimed the life of a man in his early 20s Thursday night and left police hunting for two men considered armed and dangerous.
John Kang, 21, died in hospital after being shot in the chest while in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant near Victoria Park and Finch Avenues shortly after 10 p.m.
Det. Scott Whittemore said Kang was sitting with a friend when two men approached and shot him. The victim was driven by the friend to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"There were three other members of the public in the parking lot, who assisted the victim's friend in getting the victim into the van to get him to the hospital," Whittemore told reporters on Friday.
"We are very interested in speaking to these people. They may have some important information for us."
Kang had recently been arrested by York Regional Police for driving under the influence and drug possession. He was expected in court on June 8.
Whittemore said there was no indication that the victim's past played a roll in the incident, saying that there was currently "no strong indication" that Kang had been targeted.
Officers combed the plaza on Friday, asking business owners for surveillance footage that could give them some leads.
Two suspects are being sought by police. They're described as male, black, between 18 and 19 years of age. Police believe one is between five-foot-six and five-foot-seven in height, while the other is six feet tall.
Police say the two are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS
With a report from CTV Toronto's Tamara Cherry