Man dead after brazen daylight shooting in Torontos west end – Global News

Man dead after brazen daylight shooting in Torontos west end - Global News
Man shot in Junction Triangle pronounced dead
Toronto police say the victim of a brazen mid-afternoon shooting in the Torontos Junction neighbourhood has died.

Police said officers received reports of multiple shots fired came in just before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of Randolph and Perth avenues, near Bloor GO station, and when police arrived on scene they found a man with life-threatening injuries.

Toronto police were called to the area near the Bloor GO and Dundas West subway station around 3:27 p.m. after receiving reports of gunfire. The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police found shell casings at the scene.

The victim, who is believed to be around 25 years old, was taken to a Toronto trauma centre, but died a short time later.

Toronto police were called to the area near the Bloor GO and Dundas West subway station around 3:27 p.m. after receiving reports of gunfire. The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police found shell casings at the scene.

A neighbourhood resident who did not want to be identified for fear of safety said she heard approximately five gun shots.

I heard five to six gun shots go off rapidly right after each other … somebody yelled, ‘No,’ and another half a second after that somebody said, Call police, call the police,’ the woman said.

Det. Rob North says the victim of the Randolph and Perth Ave shooting has been pronounced dead — appealing to anyone with video surveillance in the area to come forward to police

North asks anyone with video of the shooting to contact 11 Division at 416-808-1100. The victim’s name has not been released.

He was laying on the ground. He had no movement to him whatsoever and they were working on him… they were trying their best, doing the best they could to help him, she said.

North asks anyone with video of the shooting to contact 11 Division at 416-808-1100. The victim’s name has not been released.

Det. Rob North told reporters Tuesday evening that police are looking for a male suspect, adding there could be additional suspects.

Homicide detective Rob North said police are searching for a suspect who was wearing a white sweater and a face covering.

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Homicide detective Rob North said police are searching for a suspect who was wearing a white sweater and a face covering.

That male was seen leaving the area of 21 Randolph Ave. approaching Perth Avenue and fleeing on foot, he said.

I can tell you we are looking for at least one suspect, who is described as a male – again we are very early in the investigation. That male was seen leaving the area of 21 Randolph Avenue, approaching Perth Avenue and then fleeing onward on foot in an unknown direction, he said.

We have officers from 11 Major Crime assisting in the investigation and we are doing a lengthy video canvas.

North said they are searching for at least one suspect in connection with the deadly shooting that took place between two apartment building, one of which is operated by Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

One of the buildings close to the shooting incident is a Toronto Community Housing building. In a statement, the housing agency said it’s working with police.

Based on our investigation and it is really early, were acting on the fact that it was a targeted shooting, Det. Sgt. Rob North told reporters at the scene around 8 p.m.

Investigators also appealed to residents in the neighbourhood with any video surveillance or information to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Toronto paramedics said they arrived on scene to treat a victim, who sustained critical injuries. He was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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I can tell you that he (the victim) was known to us (police), however in what specific circumstances Im really not prepared to get into it at this time.

Emergency crews responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Randolph and Perth avenues at around 3:30 p.m.

Emergency crews responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Randolph and Perth avenues at around 3:30 p.m.

Toronto paramedics said they arrived on scene to treat a victim, who sustained critical injuries. He was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Based on our investigation and it is really early, were acting on the fact that it was a targeted shooting, Det. Sgt. Rob North told reporters at the scene around 8 p.m.

I can tell you that he (the victim) was known to us (police), however in what specific circumstances Im really not prepared to get into it at this time.

North said they are searching for at least one suspect in connection with the deadly shooting that took place between two apartment building, one of which is operated by Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

I can tell you we are looking for at least one suspect, who is described as a male – again we are very early in the investigation. That male was seen leaving the area of 21 Randolph Avenue, approaching Perth Avenue and then fleeing onward on foot in an unknown direction, he said.