TORONTO - A 25-year-old man is clinging to life in hospital after being shot in the head as he sat in a parked car next to his fiancé at an Etobicoke apartment complex.
And Toronto Police are now hunting the gunman who fired on the unsuspecting victim early Tuesday.
“He is a great member of the community, highly involved in the local church within the community here,” homicide Det. Ted Lioumanis said Wednesday of the critically injured man. “He did not deserve this at all to happen to him, so we need people to step up and help us with this investigation.”
Lioumanis said the man and his fiancé were in a Honda Civic in the rear parking lot of 44 Willowridge Rd., near Martin Grove Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W., talking just before 1 a.m. when he was shot.
A gunman suddenly appeared and shot through a closed window, striking the victim as he sat in the front passenger seat of the parked car.
There is no indication at this time of any incident or altercation that led to the shooting, Lioumanis said.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found the badly injured man suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.
The woman who was sitting next to him in the Honda was not hit by the gunfire.
But her fiancé suffered “life-threatening injuries” and was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Police said the man remained on life-support Wednesday, which is why homicide detectives are handling the case.
No arrests have been made and few other details were immediately available.
The gunman is described as brown, wearing a light-grey hoodie with a white and black bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information is urged to call Det.-Sgt. Joel Kulmatycki or Det. Ted Lioumanis at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).