Homicide detectives are looking for “new friends” of a Toronto man found shot dead outside a Jane Street home used as a marijuana grow operation.
Police found Glenn Lowe, 30, outside a two-storey brick home a block north of Trethewey Drive after several residents called 911 when they heard two gunshots about 11:15 p.m. Sunday.
“I heard two pops and we thought it was a balloon,” said resident Sally Dsingh.
Her family and neighbours realized it was serious when police cordoned off the scene and part of Dsingh’s street off Jane Street, as they canvassed nearby homes in an area that has had more than its share of gun violence in the past.
“There’s so much trouble in the area that it’s not even funny,” said one of Dsingh’s daughters. “We’ve been here too long and we just want to sell the house and leave the area.”
Forensic officers removed an aluminum porch door from the home outside which Lowe was found.
Det. Sgt. Dan Sheppard of the homicide squad confirmed yesterday the home was used as a grow op, but it was yet to be determined how large it was.
Sheppard said Lowe had a connection to the house, but did not live there.