Man dead in shooting in church parking lot

Police are looking for three male suspects after a 22-year-old man was found dead following a daylight shooting in a church parking lot in Whitchurch-Stouffville.

York Regional Police were called to the parking lot of Churchill Community Church near Ninth Line and Aurora Road on Wednesday, March 27, shortly after 3 p.m. for a reported shooting. The victim, Alex Perlmutter of Sutherland, was reportedly found lying between two parked cars.

The first suspect is described as black with cornrows in his hair and wearing a camo sweater and track pants. He was armed with a gun. The second suspect was wearing blue shoes and was shorter than the other suspects. The third suspect was wearing a large chain and is the same height as the first suspect. They made off in a black or dark-coloured SUV.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area is asked to contact police. Nearby businesses or residences that may have video surveillance, or any drivers who may have dashcam footage, are also urged to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865 or [email protected] Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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