Toronto police are appealing to the public to help find a suspect after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning.
The incident happened just before 4 a.m., near a bar atDanforth and Cedarvale Ave, according to a news release.
Police say a man was drinking at a bar where the suspect was conversing with a group outside of the establishment.
The suspect then left the scene and got into a vehicle. Mullally left the bar and was walking along the sidewalk when the suspect struck him with the vehicle, police said.
He was rushed to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim has been identified as Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, a 25-year-old Toronto-resident.
The suspect fled the scene in a dark-coloured SUV and was last seen heading westbound on Danforth Ave. toward Woodbine Ave.
Later on Sunday, police said its homicide unit took over the investigation.
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time, who witnessed the incident, or has dash cam footage of the incident, to contact investigators.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.