Man dies after suspected hit-and-run in Etobicoke

A 48-year-old man is dead and another man is in police custody after a suspected hit-and-run in Etobicoke.

It happened around 11 p.m. on Monday.

Emergency crews were originally called to Ninth Street and Garnett Janes Road, near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Avenue, for reports of gunshots heard in the area.

When crews arrived on scene they found the victim lying in the middle of the street, suffering from very serious injuries. Police say civilians were performing CPR on the man when officers arrived on scene.

Paramedics said it was determined that the victim wasn’t suffering from a gunshot wound, but had injuries consistent with being struck by a car.

The man was rushed to hospital where he later died.

Witnesses reported seeing a light grey, four-door vehicle fleeing the scene.

According to police, the vehicle was found a short time later, just three blocks from where the incident happened. A 40-year-old man has been placed in police custody. There has been no word on charges.

The area has been closed off to traffic as the investigation continues.

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