Deadly bang of bullets marks start of 2022 in Toronto

Five murders in three days matches the total for all of January 2021

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It was a bloody 28 hours.

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In that span from Sunday into Monday night, Toronto was rocked by five murders to kick off the new year.

Last January, there were five murders for the entire month.

The fifth — and most recent — homicide of 2022 happened Monday at about 9:35 p.m.

Police responded to a call at Palace Pier Ct. and Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Inside a home in that area police found a man with serious injuries who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have identified the man as Giovanni Raimondi, 39, of Toronto.

Giovanni Raimondi, 39. TORONTO POLICE HANDOUT
Giovanni Raimondi, 39. TORONTO POLICE HANDOUT

Homicide detectives are looking for the public’s help from anyone who saw Raimondi on Monday between 12 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

They would also like to speak to anyone who heard or witnessed anything suspicious or has dash-cam video from the area.

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At nearly the same time Monday evening, just seven kilometres away, bullets were flying during a triple-shooting.

Two men were killed and a woman was injured in a shooting in a two-storey office complex that local residents say house a number of businesses including recording studios.

The slain men in that shooting have been identified as Minyali Wur, 24, and Chudier Reat, 20, both of Mississauga.

Chudier Reat, 20. TORONTO POLICE HANDOUT
Chudier Reat, 20. TORONTO POLICE HANDOUT

In a separate incident on Monday officers were called to the area near Clinton St. and College St. at 7:51 p.m.

When they pulled up at the scene they found a woman without vital signs.

She was rushed to hospital via emergency run, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police have identified the woman as Brittany Doff, 30, of Toronto.

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Officers have arrested Kadeem Nedrick, 30, of Toronto.

He is charged with second-degree murder and was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The first homicide of the year happened just one day earlier.

Police were called on Sunday at 5:51 p.m. for reports of shots fired in the area of Weston Rd. and Highway 401.

At the scene, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Paramedics rushed the man to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police have identified the man as Ariyo Fakomi, 37, of Toronto.

Ariyo Fakomi, 37, was fatally shot in North York on Jan. 2, 2022. He is the city’s first homicide of the year.
Ariyo Fakomi, 37, was fatally shot in North York on Jan. 2, 2022. He is the city’s first homicide of the year. Photo by HANDOUT /TORONTO POLICE

Homicide investigators are requesting anyone who was driving on Weston Road between Highway 401 and Jane Street Sunday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. — with a dashcam — to contact the Homicide Unit at 416-808-7400.

Police have said the public can also drop off any information or video at 12 Division at 200 Trethewey Drive.

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