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Police identify homicide victim, who was shot in East Gwillimbury

A witness drove 22-year-old Alex Perlmutter to a Whitchurch-Stouffville parking lot following the shooting
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit have identified the victim found on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Whitchurch-Stouffville and have confirmed the shooting took place in East Gwillimbury.

Shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday, York Regional Police responded to the area of Ninth Line and Aurora Road for a report that a male victim had been shot.

When officers arrived, they located the victim who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

He has been identified as Alex Perlmutter, 22, of Sunderland, Ont.

The shooting occurred in a parking lot at Queensville Side Road and Highway 48. The victim was driven to the parking lot on Ninth Line by a witness.

Investigators believe that there were three male suspects involved who were driving a black SUV.

We thank the community for their support and assistance in this investigation. We have been receiving many calls and tips from members of the public and we are following up on those leads.

Suspect 1

  • Male, Black
  • Cornrows in hair
  • Wearing a camo sweater and track pants
  • Armed with a firearm

Suspect 2

  • Male, Black
  • Wearing blue shoes
  • Shorter than suspect 1 and 3

Suspect 3

  • Male, Black
  • Wearing a large chain
  • Same height as Suspect 1

Suspect Vehicle

  • Black or dark coloured SUV

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area 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 please come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.