Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Shot Dead While Attending Homicide Victim's Memorial, Investigators Say

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Shot Dead While Attending Homicide Victim's Memorial, Investigators Say

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Man shot dead while attending memorial

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TORONTO - A man was attending a memorial service for a homicide victim when he was shot dead in a waterfront park in downtown Toronto, investigators said Monday as they called on witnesses to come forward.

Det. Amanda Thornton told reporters that 30-year-old Michael Lewis of Markham, Ont., was with his two children and his pregnant wife when he was shot multiple times at close range on Sunday evening at Coronation Park.

"Shortly before the 911 call, four males approached Mr. Lewis, who was in the park attending a memorial for a male who had been a homicide victim nine years ago," said Thornton.

She said the four men had a brief discussion with Lewis before one of the men allegedly pulled out a handgun shot Lewis multiple times. …

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