Investigation into Christmas Eve shooting continues

The investigation into a Christmas Eve shooting in Richmond Hill that left a 33-year-old Toronto man dead continues.

York Regional Police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds on Barnwood Drive near Bayview Avenue and Stouffville Road on Monday, Dec. 24 at about 9:30 p.m. after receiving several calls about sounds of gunshots.

Soheil Rafipour was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark-coloured SUV fleeing the scene. Any additional witnesses who may have seen or heard anything in the area leading up to or following the shooting are asked to contact police.

Investigators are also appealing to any nearby businesses or residences that may have video surveillance or any drivers who may have dashcam footage to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-542, ext. 7865 or [email protected] Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip at

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