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Warrant issued for man in shooting investigation

05/11/2012 07:09 EDT | Updated 07/11/2012 05:12 EDT

The Toronto police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a man in connection to Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a man in Oriole Park.

James Massey, 32, was found unconscious in the park located at Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue just after 3 a.m. on Wednesday. He was rushed to hospital where he died of gunshot wounds. Police believe he was shot in the abdomen with a shotgun at close range.

Police are now searching for 33-year-old David Ludwig in connection to the case and have issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. They have also released his photo.

Ludwig is described as white and in his late 20s or early 30s. He is about five foot eight inches tall and has visible facial hair. He has a medium build and was last seen wearing baggy jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Toronto police Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux said Ludwig is considered armed and dangerous.

Police did not recover a weapon from the scene.

“The right thing for Mr. Ludwig to do is consult a lawyer and surrender himself,” he said.

Giroux also said he believes Ludwig is in the Toronto area.

“I don’t think he has the means to flee,” he said.

Police have said they believe Massey got into an argument with someone in the park moments before he was shot.

Giroux said the motive for the shooting was not robbery and that police believe Massey and the person who shot him had “some kind of pre-existing baggage."

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