Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man slain in double shooting in west end ID'd

TORONTO - Police have identified one of the victims in a double shooting on Monday in the city’s west end.

Olatoyebi Waheed, 24, died after being shot in the chest while in a vehicle at Eglinton St. W. and Jane St. shortly before 7 p.m.

A second victim, 23 — whose name has not yet been released — was in the passenger seat of Nissan Versa and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Toronto Police said they believe the attack could be gang-related and the 23-year-old was known to police, but Waheed was not.

“I believe it is a targeted act at this point in time,” Det. Hank Idsinga said Monday.

Police said a shooter fired “numerous shots” into the back and driver’s side the car, which caused the driver Waheed to go off the road and crash into a tree.

“Police have also recovered what is believed to be the suspects’ vehicle used during the shooting,” Const. Jeniffer Sidhu said Tuesday.

“The way it happened, you would hope it’s not random but we don’t yet have that information,” Sidhu said.
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