Heartbroken mom pleads for help solving son’s 2016 murder in Liberty Village

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It has been several years since innocent bystander Kiesingar Gunn was killed by a stray bullet while rushing to help a friend when a fight erupted out front of a Liberty Village nightclub.

But his heartbroken mother, who is once again pleading for help finding the killer as she prepares to mark what would have been her son’s 30th birthday on Saturday, still vividly remembers wiping blood from her first-born’s face as he lay dying in hospital.

“It was extremely traumatizing,” Evelyn Fox said in a video posted on YouTube this week by Pickup Communications, recalling the day she raced to the hospital after learning her son had been shot.

Gunn, 26, was leaving the Forty2 Supperclub near Liberty St. and Mowat Ave. — southeast of King and Dufferin Sts. — after enjoying a birthday party with his fiancee and others when tragedy unfolded around 4 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2016.

After seeing a friend was in trouble, he ran to help. But gunshots rang out and he was struck in the head.

Fox spent 15 hours at her son’s bedside feeling helpless as she watched her son die.

“My son deserves justice,” she said. “He was a good person.”

Despite a $50,000 reward offer, the release of a composite sketch and surveillance video showing vehicles the gunman may have drove off in, Toronto Police homicide detectives have yet to catch his killer.

“This person shattered my entire family and obviously feels no remorse whatsoever,” said Fox, who suffers from PTSD. “(And) the thought of him being still on the street with the capability to do something like this to someone else’s family, I can’t live with that.”

Investigators have said they believe the gunman was inside the club prior to the shooting and that there are witnesses who know his identity but have yet to come forward.

Fox hopes those witnesses will finally hear her pain, do the right thing and help police nab the man who stole a father away from four kids — now aged 5 to 10 years old.

“This could have been your family asking for help from the people who were outside that club and witnessed my son’s shooting,” she said. “It could have been your family and you would expect my son to come forward and do the right thing for your family.”

“Please come forward,” Fox added.

Although she initially “felt bad” for the shooter and the pain his family would have to endure once he was arrested, Fox said she’s now angry the killer still gets to celebrate his birthdays, holidays and other milestones with his family while her family “is never going to be the same.”

“That’s not right,” Fox said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Toronto Police Homicide Det. Leslie Dunkley at 416-808-7400, ext. 77424, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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