Toronto police are asking anyone who was driving in the area of Eglinton Avenue East and Sloane Avenue last Friday to check their tire treads for cartridge casings.
The request follows the shooting death of Adrian Thomas in the area, shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday evening.
Thomas was the passenger in an SUV that was stopped at lights, when another SUV pulled up alongside the vehicle and opened fire.
The 25-year-old was driven to hospital for treatment, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Thomas died as a result of gunshot wounds to the neck and torso.
Police say a number of cartridge casings were recovered from the crime scene, but investigators believe that more may have been driven over by vehicles in the area and may have been caught up in the tire treads.
They are now asking drivers who were in that area at the time to check for shell casings.
They are also asking local businesses and residents to check their properties and vehicles for signs of damage, as it’s believed that more than one gun may have been used in the attack and that stray bullets may have become lodged elsewhere.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).