Toronto Homicide #41/2020, Danforth Road and Eglinton Avenue East, Victim identified

Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 3:36 a.m., police were called for a Shooting in the Danforth Road and Eglinton Avenue East area.

It is reported that:

– a man was found with obvious gunshot injuries to his torso

He was transported to hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Homicide 41 for the year
Homicide 41 for the year

He has been identified as John Wheeler, 45, of Toronto.

Three suspects were seen leaving the area in a dark-coloured SUV driven by a woman.

They are described as a white man, white woman and a black man. All are believed to be in their 20s. They were last seen wearing dark clothing and both men wore surgical masks.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

Case #: 2020-1506702

Toronto Police Service

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