Police in Toronto are turning to people in Nova Scotia for help in solving the city's latest murder.

Jefflin Beals was shot in the chest shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in Toronto.

The 25-year-old is originally from Dartmouth and police are trying to find out why he was visiting the city. They are also looking for clues in the case.

Yesterday they released a video appeal, asking for witnesses to come forward.

"The Toronto police need your help," the videographer said as the camera swept over the murder location -- a patch of bushes between two houses on Crawford Street near Dundas Street.

"We know that Mr. Beals had recently arrived in Toronto from Nova Scotia," said the homicide squad's Det. Sgt. Wayne Banks. "The slightest bit of information could be the most important bit of information."

In the video, Banks said that numerous people were still in the park at the time of the shooting for Nuit Blanche festivities, and many were walking north on Crawford Street. They are appealing to those people to come forward if they saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.

Beals was driving a black vehicle just before his death, which officers found riddled with bullets near the west-end park when they arrived just after 3 a.m. Sunday.

The discovery prompted police to search the surrounding area. Police found Beals on nearby Crawford Street suffering from a single gunshot wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital.

Toronto police are asking anyone who has information as to why Beals was in Toronto, and who he was visiting, to come forward. They have also been in contact with police in Halifax.

"We have been in contact with investigators from Toronto," confirms Const. Brian Palmeter, a spokesman with the Halifax Regional Police. "They've contacted us and we've attempted to provide some information in attempt to help with their investigation."

Anyone with information can contact Det. Sgt. Banks directly at 416-808-7411, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

With files from CTV Toronto's Colin D'Mello