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Man, 30, dead after triple shooting in downtown Toronto

Saturday April 13, 2024

30-year-old Ibrahim Abdikarim has been identified as the deceased, police say

A man is dead after a triple shooting early Thursday morning, Toronto police said.

Police said they responded to multiple reports of a shooting near Queen Street W. and Portland Street just after 2:30 a.m. 

At a news conference, Det.-Sgt. Trevor Grieve from the force's homicide and missing persons unit said officers found three victims after they arrived.

A 30-year-old man was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has since been identified as Ibrahim Abdikarim of Toronto.

Two others, a 36-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, have non-life threatening injuries, he said.

Grieve said the shooting may have been targeted.

"I do believe targeted, but to what extent I don't know," he said, later adding that police aren't aware of any relationships between the three victims.

"There might have been an interaction that happened earlier, I'm not sure yet," Grieve said. "It's just too early for me to know."

He said the shooting took place on a sidewalk, and the suspect vehicle involved is a dark-coloured, two-door sedan.

Officers are working with local businesses to retrieve security footage and are hoping to speak to people in the area Wednesday night.

"For the residents specifically here, I don't believe there's any safety concerns for them," said Grieve. "There were a lot of people here last night, and I'm asking for the public's assistance."

Sahar Delmoradi, who owns a cafe on Denison Avenue around the corner from the site of the shooting, says violence in the area has become a concern. This is the third time she's seen a shooting in the area in five months, she says.

"Lots of families live around us, lots of kids walking by everyday. I'm a little bit worried," she said.


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