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Homicide investigating crash possibly connected to shooting in Etobicoke

Last Updated May 10, 2018 at 12:54 pm EDT

Christopher Reid, 38, died after suffering an apparent gunshot wound, May 10, 2018. HANDOUT/Toronto Police

A 38-year-old man who was rushed to hospital with an apparent gunshot wound after a car crash in Etobicoke has died.

The Toronto Police Homicide Unit is now investigating the incident, which happened in the Kipling Avenue and Longfield Road area, near Eglinton Avenue West, around 12:15 p.m. on Monday.

It appears a car went off the road and onto a lawn, crashing into a fence next to a home.

Police has initially said it was a car crash, but paramedics reported that the injuries were “consistent with gunshot wounds.”

The victim, who has since been identified as Christopher Reid, of Toronto, was without vital signs when emergency crews arrived on scene.

He was rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries but has since died.

There has been no word on if the victim was shot inside the car.

So far, police have not released details about a possible suspect.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 416 808-7400.