Former child actor identified as victim of Toronto hit-and-run homicide
A man killed in a weekend hit-and-run in Toronto was a child actor who starred in a movie shown at the Toronto International Film Festival more than a decade ago.
Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, 25, was struck by a vehicle near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues at around 4 a.m. on Sunday in an incident that police are now investigating as a homicide.
Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, former child actor, was killed in a hit-and-run in Toronto. (Getty Images / Toronto police)
In an email statement sent to CTV News Toronto on Monday, filmmakers Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas confirmed that Mullally starred in their 2011 movie ‘Amy George’ which premiered at TIFF.
According to his IMDb profile, Mullally also acted in the 2013 film ‘Tati.’
“We’re shocked and devastated by Gabriel’s tragic death. Out of respect for the family, we’d prefer to not say anything at this time,” Lewis and Thomas said.
Toronto police have previously said that Mullally was at a bar in the area prior to the hit-and-run.
He was walking along a sidewalk when he was struck by a vehicle driven by the suspect.
Mullally was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital at about 4:30 a.m. with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead there a short time later.
Witness Natasha Bilak told CP24 that she heard yelling outside of her nearby residence just before a pedestrian was struck.
She said, at that time, there was an altercation between a group of young adults and a man who she believes is in his late 20s or early 30s.
Actor Gabriel del Castillo Mullally of “Amy George” poses during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival at the Guess Portrait Studio on September 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
“There was a dispute which ended up with the man getting into his car and deliberately driving [his vehicle] into the crowd of young adults. They were able to get out of the way,” Bilak said, adding the driver then made a U-turn on Danforth Avenue and drove towards the group a second time.
“He had seen a gap and basically hopped up on the curb [in his vehicle] and hit the one man. I’ve never witnessed something like that before. It’s definitely really scary.”
Toronto police are appealing to witnesses or anyone with video of the incident or area to come forward.
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