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$50K reward announced in unsolved Liberty Village murder

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 at 11:15 am EDT

Kiesingar Gunn, 26, was shot and killed outside a club in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood on Sept. 11, 2016. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

The mother of a 26-year-old father of four who died after he was apparently hit by a stray bullet in Liberty Village two years ago is pleading for the shooter to come forward.

At a news conference Tuesday morning where police announced a $50,000 reward in the unsolved murder of Kiesingar Gunn, Evelyn Fox told reporters her grief is “unrelenting.”

“I wish there were adequate words to emphasize the complete devastation and heartache losing Kiesingar has caused my family and myself,” she said.

“Because of one person’s reckless actions I am forever heartbroken.”


The shooting happened around 4 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2016, outside Forty2 Supper Club, where Gunn, his fiancée and his friend had been for a birthday party.

After the party let out and as they were driving away, they noticed someone they knew involved in a fight.

As Gunn and the friend got out of their car and approached the group, several shots were fired and one struck Gunn in the head.

Bystanders performed first aid until paramedics arrived and took him to hospital, but he died.

Det. Leslie Dunkley said the suspect is male, black, 18 to 22 years old, five feet 11 inches to six feet tall, with a dark complexion, slim build, and hair braided in corn rows. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a black print.

A white car and a black car were seen speeding north on Mowat after the shooting. Police are still trying to determine which one the suspect was in.

Dunkley said 20 to 30 people were there when the shooting happened and the suspect was inside the club before shooting, not necessarily for a birthday party, and someone knows who he is.

“We know there’s someone there that can identify the shooter and that knows the shooter, who he is, and we’re asking that those individuals come forward and speak to police,” he said.

Fox pleaded to the witnesses to come forward — and made a direct appeal to the shooter.

“It is in your power to make things right,” she said. “Please come forward.”

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