One man dead, one seriously injured in Etobicoke shooting


April 05, 2021


Police investigating after two men were shot in a car in Etobicoke. CITY NEWS/Rick Helinski


By Toronto City News


One man is dead and another has been seriously injured in a shooting in Etobicoke.

Two men were reportedly driving northbound in a vehicle on Scarlett Road around 5:30 p.m. when another vehicle drove up beside them and the occupants began shooting at the men in the first car.

The victims’ car was hit by bullets several times and they drove to 35 Trehorne Drive, from where 9-1-1 was called.

When police arrived around 5:40 p.m., they found two men with gunshot wounds in the car, one of them without vital signs.

Paramedics transported both men, believed to be in the early-to-mid 20s, to a trauma centre. One was listed in serious but non-life threatening condition while the other was pronounced dead in hospital.

The deceased victim has been identified as Habil Abdilahi Hassan, 21, of Toronto. He is the city’s 17th homicide victim of the year.

Police say after the shooting, two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, which then became involved in a crash a few blocks north, near Dixon and Scarlett roads. The suspect then continued to flee on foot.

Officers recovered two loaded firearms from the car at the scene of the crash.

Both suspects are described as Black males between 20 to 25 years old. One of them was wearing a dark coat and dark pants and the other was wearing light coloured jeans and a light blue surgical mask at the time of the shooting.(Toronto City News | Last Updated: April 04, 2021)

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