Young male dead following daytime shooting in Scarborough

Jan 21 2020, 6:22 am

A “young male” is dead following a shooting that occurred in Scarborough on Monday afternoon, according to Toronto police.

Officials say that they were called for reports of multiple gunshots sounding near Markham and Ellesmere Roads around 3:45 pm.

On scene, officers reportedly found a young male victim with a gunshot wound that — at the time — appeared to be serious. He was taken to a trauma centre by paramedics.

Later, police said that the victim’s injuries were declared to be life-threatening, and that one person was in custody in relation to the ongoing investigation.

Just before 6 pm, officers said that the young man had succumbed to his injuries. They also said the Homicide Squad would be taking over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, on Facebook, or by texting TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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