1 dead after shooting in downtown Cobourg, Ont.

The quiet town of Cobourg was the scene of a daylight shooting that took the life of one man. Police rushed to the downtown around 10 Monday morning shortly after reports of gunfire.

One person is dead after a shooting in downtown Cobourg, Ont., on Monday morning.

The Cobourg Police Service said in a news release that they were on scene investigating in the area of King and Division streets after having received reports of gunshots just after 10 a.m.

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A male victim was rushed to Northumberland Hills Hospital where he died.

In an update on Monday, police identified the victim as 37-year-old Rohan Pyne from Scarborough.

On Wednesday afternoon, Northumberland OPP – who are assisting municipal police – stated investigators are looking for two suspects who fled in a black Lexus SUV which had been reported stolen.

The vehicle was found abandoned later Monday.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with dash cam video, who may have been in the King Street East and Division Street area on June 27 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., is asked to contact police.

Any person with information is asked to call Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.

On Thursday afternoon, Cobourg Mayor John Henderson said he and town council and staff express their “deepest condolences” to Pyne’s family and friends.

“Like many, I was heartbroken and troubled to learn about the tragic events of Monday morning,” stated Henderson. “I would like to thank the CPS and the Ontario Provincial Police, for their detailed investigation and would like to express my appreciation for members of the public who have followed police request to refrain from this area to allow CPS and the OPP to conduct their work.

“On behalf of Cobourg council and senior staff, we wish to convey our condolences to Enzalee and their five young girls. As a father, I cannot imagine the sadness and hardship of consoling young children after the loss of their parent. It is my hope that Enzalee may find strength from friends and this wonderful community.”

Henderson noted police believe the incident is isolated and there is no concern for public safety.

“As the community deals with the tragic news, I wish to thank the Cobourg Police Service for their increased presence in downtown Cobourg and for their continuous due diligence in safeguarding the peace, safety and well-being of our community,” he said.

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