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Tower Down 05.14.20 (CANADA)

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Shooting in Etobicoke leaves 23-year-old man dead

 

Toronto police's homicide unit is investigating after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in Etobicoke Thursday evening.

Emergency crews were called to an apartment building near Panorama Court and Kipling Avenue, just north of Finch Avenue West, at around 7:42 p.m. for the sound of gunshots.

 

Toronto police Duty Insp. Paul Rinkoff told reporters at the scene that the victim was located in a tow truck, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

 

The man was transported to a trauma centre, where he was later pronounced dead.

 

Investigators are currently in the process of notifying the next of kin, Rinkoff said.

 

It is unknown whether the incident is connected to an ongoing tow truck turf war in the region, but Rinkoff said it is something investigators will be looking into.

 

He said it is not clear if the victim was shot while he was in the tow truck.

 

No suspect information has been released, but police said there were reports of three males fleeing the area on foot.

“I can’t give you any information on suspects right now, but as soon as there is information, we will provide that to the public,” Rinkoff said.

 

Police are appealing to anyone with further information regarding the shooting to come forward and contact investigators or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

 

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The victims is a tow truck driver for his brothers tow company and was in his own pickup truck and not a tow truck at the time of the incident according to reports. This is a very tragic and unfortunate outcome to was was most likely some type of gang activity. While this did not involve a tow truck it is still a sad loss of a tow truck driver. Keep your heads down and watch who you associate with, no one needs friends like this...

 

 

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2 teen boys surrender to police, charged with 1st-degree murder in Etobicoke shooting

 

Two teenage boys have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting in Etobicoke last week that left a young man dead inside a tow truck, Toronto police say. 

 

The victim has since been identified as Hashim Kinani, 23. 

 

Police were called to the area of Panorama Court and Kipling Avenue in Etobicoke at about 7:40 p.m. on May 14 after reports of gunfire.

 

They arrived to find Kinani suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

 

Three males were seen fleeing the area on foot, police said, adding that the incident was being investigated as a homicide. 

 

In a news release Thursday, police said the two accused, ages 15 and 17, surrendered to police on Thursday. 

 

They have since been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

 

Both are scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Friday. 

 

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