The following are the circumstances surrounding the murder of Norman WAN.
On Sunday, April 23rd, 1995, at 9:16 p.m., police and emergency personnel were dispatched to 1280 Bay Street in response to a call concerning a collapse. The premise is a Karaoke Bar located on the west side of Bay Street immediately north of Yorkville Street, in the lower level.
The deceased was located just inside the doorway prone on his back. Severe bleeding was evident from the back of the head.
The deceased was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Examination revealed that the deceased had been shot.
The Homicide Squad were contacted and the Detectives took charge of the investigation.
Detectives from the Forensic Identification Service attended and assisted with the investigation.
Investigation during the early morning hours of Monday, April 24th, 1995 revealed that the deceased was last seen alive by family members when he left for work at approximately 7:45 p.m. from his Willowdale home.
At approximately 8:50 p.m., an employee called the bar and spoke with the victim. The employee reported nothing unusual.
The deceased was located when staff began arriving shortly after 9:00 p.m.
One shell casing was located on the floor.
The deceased was both a Canadian and American citizen. He had returned to Canada three years earlier after spending some twenty years in the United States; specifically the Boston area.
He had been married for twenty-four years and had an eight year old daughter.
The investigation is continuing.