DRPS launches homicide investigation following fatal shooting in Pickering

The DRPS has launched a homicide investigation following a shooting in Pickering early this morning.

While few details have been released, a social media post indicates that officers responded to a report of gunshots at the Pickering Recreation Centre.

“One male located with obvious signs of trauma. Male was pronounced dead on way to trauma center,” the post reads.

A follow-up post notes that officers will be searching the area and utilizing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, more commonly known as a drone) to collect evidence from above.

“The scene has been cordoned off and it’s rather large. Homicide investigators investigating this as (the) third homicide in Durham Region for 2019.”

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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