Homicide investigators take over shooting investigation in Toronto



Charges or arrests are expected in the shooting of Travon Henderson, 27, in north-west Toronto

Homicide investigators have taken over the investigation into the shooting of a man, who has died one week after being shot in Toronto.

Toronto police initially said the shooting occurred in west-end Brampton, north-west of Toronto. Travon Henderson, 27, died in hospital on Thursday evening.

As of Friday morning, no arrests had been made and no charges were expected in the case.

Toronto police (@TorontoPolice) Arrests are expected on Drayton Avenue, this morning as Homicide homicide detectives execute a search warrant. If you witnessed the shooting or hear a thud in the area, please call 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/rjVf2rlSVQ

While authorities have not confirmed that Henderson was shot while sitting in his car, friends and family told the CBC News he was driving.

One woman, identified only as Carla, said his killer had struck so hard with his gun that the man went flying several metres forward.

Carla, who did not give her surname, said she called 911 when she heard the initial shooting, but was stuck on hold because she didn’t know what neighbourhood to go to.

“They tried to get people to calm down,” she said. “They didn’t know what was going on.”

Henderson had previously served time for armed robbery.

Four other men, three of whom are related to Henderson, were also injured when a suspect allegedly opened fire in the midtown neighbourhood. The other men had gunshot wounds and are said to be in stable condition.

Toronto police say that no suspects are in custody in the shooting.

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