Male victim dies in hospital after daylight shooting at Etobicoke strip mall


Joshua Freeman and Codi Wilson,

Published Monday, November 4, 2019 1:13PM EST

Last Updated Monday, November 4, 2019 4:06PM EST

A male victim who was shot multiple times at a strip mall in Etobicoke has died of his injuries in hospital, Toronto police say.

The shooting took place in broad daylight in the area of The Queensway and North Queen Street shortly before 1 p.m.

Eric Macdonald, who was eating at a restaurant in the plaza at the time of the shooting told CP24 that he witnessed two volleys of shots.

“The first time I heard the shots and I didn’t realize what was happening and then I saw probably another three shots after that,” he said. “So then he (the suspect) took off in a direction obviously looking for his getaway vehicle and jumped in that and went out onto North Queen and took off.”

The male victim was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition, but succumbed to his injuries.

Police have not released a description of the suspects but confirmed that one person fled the scene in a vehicle.

Roads are closed in the area as police investigate.

The shooting marks Toronto’s 61st homicide of 2019.

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