Newspaper article The Canadian Press

2 Men Shot, 1 Killed, While Sitting in Van; Toronto Police Seeking 2 Suspects

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

2 Men Shot, 1 Killed, While Sitting in Van; Toronto Police Seeking 2 Suspects

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2 men shot, 1 killed, while sitting in van

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TORONTO - Police are describing the gunning down of a 70-year-old man as a "pathetic and cowardly" act.

Investigators said Thursday that Alva Dixon was "socializing" with friends in his van, "drinking beer, having some cigarettes" late Wednesday night when a lone gunman approached the rear of the vehicle.

The gunman "snuck up" on the group, took a gun out his waistband and fired at "point-blank range," striking Dixon and a friend, said Det. Jason Shankaran.

The gunman then fled on foot, as did an alleged accomplice who was acting as a lookout, he said.

The incident can "only be described as an incredibly cowardly act of a person sneaking up on a 70-year-old man and firing multiple shots at him," said Shankaran. …

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