Police identify victim of fatal shooting in Pickering

Police have identified the victim of Durham’s third homicide of the year.

According to police, officers responded to the Pickering Recreation Centre around 6:30 a.m. Sunday (April 7) regarding a male with life-threatening injuries.

“Officers arrived and discovered the male with gunshot wounds. The male was pronounced dead while en route to a Toronto trauma centre,” reads a media release from police.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Matthew Ruscitti of Pickering.

“There are no suspect descriptors at this time, police are appealing to the public for any information that would assist them,” reads a media release from police.

If you have any information about this homicide, please contact Det. Thorne or Det. Mc Dermott at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223.

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