Toronto police investigate the 12th homicide of the year in the Queen City, while a 26-year-old man died after being shot in the west end of the city late Friday.
Toronto police say they received several calls around 11:30 pm to report gunfire in the area of Scarlett Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
Detective Paul Worden said the victim was coming out of a building on Waterton Road and was walking south on Scarlettwood Court when two men approached him.
“They followed him on Scarlettwood Court and as he was getting to his vehicle, which was parked on the street, the two suspects shot him several times,” he said Saturday. The victim collapsed in the street.”
When the police arrived, they found the 26-year-old man unconscious and no longer breathing. His death was observed at the scene of the shooting.
Police say two men were seen fleeing north on Scarlettwood Court.
Investigators, however, try to determine whether the victim was targeted or whether the suspects randomly selected it.
“It seems that they deliberately followed the victim in this case, but in view of the surveillance videos we have at the moment, there is no indication that they were waiting for the man to leave the building,” he said. said Paul Worden.
The suspects arrived at the scene at about the same time as the man was coming out of the building and it seems like a coincidence, but they certainly followed him.
It seems that they have targeted this man, but we have not yet determined why.
Paul Worden, Toronto Police
The two suspects are described as black and thin men.
One of them was wearing a gray hoodie with a black jacket, black pants, and black and white sneakers. He was seen with a handgun when he left the scene.
The other suspect wore a light cap, a black jacket with red stripes on the sleeves, black pants and black shoes.