York Regional Police (YRP) released a video on Wednesday of a white car that is allegedly connected to a “cowardly, violent” drive-by shooting which occurred on Feb. 12, leaving a 65-year-old man walking his dog with multiple bullet wounds.
On Feb. 14, YRP provided more details of the random attack which happened in Schomberg, a small hamlet of about 2,000 people located 65 kilometres northwest of Toronto, Ontario. According to a statement from the Township of King, the victim was walking his dog and gestured at a vehicle that was passing by at a high rate of speed. The driver then turned around and a passenger in the front seat opened fire on the man, shooting him multiple times.
YRP is asking for witnesses to come forward and is also requesting video surveillance or dashcam footage from anyone in the area. Police have stated that up to two suspects may have been in the white vehicle, which is possibly a four-door Lexus RX 350. The shooter is described as a male with light brown or tanned skin.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Inspector Jim Killby of the YRP said that the shooting was a “cowardly act” and a “violent act” against an individual who was simply enjoying a morning walk with his dog. He added that this was not a case of road rage, but an attempted murder and that the victim is lucky to be alive. Police did not say if all 13 bullets struck the victim, only that the victim is in critical condition.