Brampton man who died after police say he was shot in front of his home dies

The death of a Toronto man shot in front of his home last week has prompted police to ask homicide investigators to take over the investigation.

James Mokray died after being shot in Brampton, Canada, at about 10 p.m. on May 25, according to police. Officers responded to a 911 call about a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was found outside his home in the Greyjoy Village neighborhood. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he died the next day.

Witnesses reported seeing two suspects running away from the scene. A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting and is charged with attempted murder. The 25-year-old suspect is still at large.

Police have not identified a motive for the shooting, however, sources tell Global News that the shooter was aiming at Mokray’s cousin, who lives inside his home. No one else was injured.

Mokray, 25, was a London native who had been living in Toronto for the past four years, according to Global News.

He was a member of the football team at London District Christian Secondary School.

“We are truly saddened to learn that one of our former football players, James Mokray, passed away recently,” said coach Dave Harris in a statement. “James was an extremely talented running back who was held in high regard by those who knew him. He was well respected on and off the field for the way he approached the game. As we mourn the loss of one of our players, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

According to its Facebook page, Greyjoy Village is a working-class community in Brampton, about 40 miles west of Toronto.

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