Homicidal investigation launched in Brampton, Ontario

(Fox News) — The homicide investigation has been handed over to homicide detectives after a week after a man was shot in the chest in Brampton, Ontario, according to the Toronto Star.

A family member said 37-year-old Michael De Simone died at 7 a.m. Friday. He was rushed to the hospital a week ago after being shot.

“First of all, my heart is broken. When my uncle was brought into the hospital he was doing well. He was hanging out with his son. I was not thinking that this was going to be his last time, but he did not make it. We love him to death,” the unnamed relative told the Star.

The victim’s wife filed for divorce and was at the hospital with him when he was shot, the family member told the Star.

The 15-year veteran homicide unit took over the investigation.

There are no suspects.

“We’re trying to get better at it, and it’s tough sometimes,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told the Star. “When things like this happen, I think it’s almost like one of those conversations that are no longer in our vocabulary — it’s very traumatic and very sudden, it’s very awful.”

People gathered for candlelight vigils throughout the week in order to remember the victim.

The brother of the victim told the Star he’s hopeful the community will come together to help this investigation.

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