DEADLY CHRISTMAS: Man gunned down in Lawrence Heights

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A man was shot to death Christmas Eve in the stairwell of a Lawrence Heights building.

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Toronto Police responded to the building in the area of Replin and Flemington Rds. — near Allen Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W. — around 9:15 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired.

A man in his 20s was found suffering from gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died.

“This shooting is now a homicide,” Const. Dave Hopkinson said Saturday.

The dead man, whose name was not immediately released, is the city’s 83rd murder victim of the year and the 45th killed by a firearm.

There are reports that suspects were seen fleeing the area traveling south on foot, Hopkinson said.

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Another shooting took place at 8 a.m. on Christmas Day at St Clair Ave. W. and Hilton Ave. — just east of Bathurst St.

Police say a car struck some other cars, fled the scene, and officers subsequently located a suspect armed with a gun in a vehicle in an underground parking lot.

Officers struggled with the man before taking him into custody.

  1. Police announced that Thursday at about 9:37 p.m., they responded to a call about a shooting in the Jane and Finch area close to intersection of Grandravine Drive and Driftwood Avenue. Officers found a man outside a townhouse unit who had been shot.

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  2. Mohamed Asser, 23, was fatally shot Dec. 13, 2021 at a nightclub near McCowan Rd. and Nugget Ave.

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  3. Malique Ellis, 21, was gunned down in the hallway of his Scarborough apartment building at 3121 Eglinton Ave. E. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

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In another case, a man was wounded in a shooting at a house party in the area of Williams Pkwy. and Chinguacousy Rd. around 6 p.m. on Friday.

Police on scene located the victim and he was transported to a local hospital.

There was no suspect information.


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