Saturday, December 16, 2017

Man killed by gunfire at downtown Toronto apartment building near St. Lawrence Market. 61st murder of 2017

A man was gunned down at an apartment building near the St. Lawrence Market early Saturday.

Toronto police say they received a 911 call around 12:30 a.m. for the sound of gunshots at 25 Henry Lane Terrace — a Toronto Community Housing building near Lower Jarvis St. and The Esplanade.

Witnesses reported hearing four shots ring out along with “screaming and yelling,” police said Saturday.

Officers arrived at the building and found the lifeless body of a man who had suffered gunshot wounds.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead on the scene.

He is the city’s 61st murder victim of the year.

Homicide detectives have taken over the case and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this deadly shooting is urged to call the Homicide Unit at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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