Second-degree murder charged laid in connection with Newmarket shooting
Published Monday, October 23, 2017 12:09PM EDT Last Updated Monday, October 23, 2017 2:21PM EDT
A Newmarket man has been charged with murder in connection with a weekend shooting.
Cody Gionet was found with several gunshot wounds in the area of Sheldon Avenue on Saturday night. The 30-year-old Georgina man was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"I heard all seven gunshots and I came running down this way,” one Sheldon Avenue resident said.
Travis Whitman, 21, and another man were arrested shortly after. Whitman appeared in court on Monday and was officially charged with second-degree murder.
The other man was charged for an unrelated offence.
York Regional Police say Gionet was known to them. His friends say they were nearby when the shooting happened.
"Sometimes he had to go make some money the way he could, but to be honest, he was a really good guy," says Tyler Biladeau, Gionet’s friend.
People who live in the area say the shooting has left them feeling uneasy.
"I moved here from somewhere that I thought was dangerous, and to get here and see this it's sad," says resident Luis Alvarez.
The investigation is ongoing.