Police are searching for two males after Toronto’s first homicide of 2016 took place near Dentonia Park.
On Jan. 4 just after 6 p.m. police were called to Dentonia Park Avenue at Thyra Avenue for a shooting.
They report that at about 5:50 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was walking his German shepherd on the street. He returned the dog to his home and immediately left to meet two males outside the home.
After a brief conversation a struggle broke out, and one of the two males shot the boy. The two suspects then walked in the direction of the Victoria Park subway station.
The victim was taken to a hospital and at about 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 7 he was pronounced dead. The victim is identified as Joseph Petit, 17.
Investigators are hoping to speak to anyone who might have been in the area on the evening of Jan. 4. Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).