The Toronto police homicide unit is investigating the death of a 16-year-old who they say was intentionally struck by a motorist in East York in the early hours of Monday morning.
At around 2 a.m., police received reports of a pedestrian being hit by a driver at Cedarvale and Cosburn Avenues near East York Memorial Arena. He died after being transported to hospital.
Homicide Det. Leslie Dunkley told reporters that they believe the teen was being followed before an “interaction” between him and two people in the vehicle.
“Our investigation up to this point reveals that our victim was intentionally struck,” Dunkley said at the scene.
The car, a dark-coloured SUV, fled the scene afterwards going north on Woodbine Avenue.
Police have yet to release a description of the two suspects, but said they hope to release images of the vehicle later today.
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