6 men arrested following shooting at Raptors celebration last week

Jun 18 2019, 8:52 pm

Toronto Police have arrested six men in the investigation of a shooting that occurred on Friday morning around Yonge Street and Gould Street during the Raptors street celebrations.

The incident occurred on Friday, June 14 at about 4:17 am. While officers were on patrol monitoring the large crowds in the area, they say a 19-year-old man became involved in an altercation with another man. The other man then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the 19-year-old, continuing to shoot as the victim had fallen.

Police say the suspect then fled with a group of friends, and officers stopped the group, and seized guns and drugs from them.

All the men arrested live in Toronto, police identify them as: Abdulrahman Abdullahi, 23, Kamal Hassan, 26, Ilyas Rihaleh, 23, Jovane Watson, 20, Zachary Cust, 21, and Nathaniel Campbell, 33.

Among other charges, Abdullahi was charged with attempted murder, discharge with intent, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Hassan was also charged with attempted murder.

The other men have been charged with various charges, such as carrying a concealed weapon and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

The men were scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, on Facebook, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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