Man shot dead outside Jane and Finch apartment building, police say


A man was shot dead outside an North York apartment building Tuesday morning, Toronto police said.

Police responded to reports of multiple gun shots fired outside of an apartment building on San Romanoway near Jane St. and Finch Ave. W. shortly before 6:30 a.m.

The victim was shot inside a car, Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson said.

Paramedics rushed to the scene, but the man died from his injuries.

Multiple people were seen running from the area, Hopkinson said.

Investigators have not released any information about the victim, the car or any suspects.

The homicide unit is investigating, Hopkinson said.

The shooting is Toronto’s 94th homicide of 2018, a record for killings in a single year. The previous record, 89, was set in 1991.

That year also saw highest per capita rate of killings — 3.8 per 100,000 — of any in the Star’s records.

In 2018, a year that included two notable incidents of mass violence in the Yonge St. van attack and the shooting on the Danforth, the city has so far maintained a homicide rate of about 3.3 per 100,000, the second highest in the Star’s records.


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