According to family relatives, the guy shot and murdered at the entrance to a Toronto subway station on Thursday evening was a 21-year-old Indian student on his way to work.
At 5 p.m., the victim was shot many times at the Glen Road entrance to the Sherbourne TTC station in St. James Town.
He was treated by an off-duty paramedic at the scene before being transferred to St. Michael’s Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
Family and Indian consular officials named him Friday as 21-year-old Kartik Vasudev.
Vasudev’s brother told CP24 he was a student at Seneca College and was taking the subway to his job when he was killed.
He arrived in Canada in January.
“We are shocked & distressed at the unfortunate killing of Indian student Kartik Vasudev in a shooting incident in Toronto yesterday,” The Consulate General of India wrote in a statement posted on Twitter on Friday. “We are in touch with the family and will provide all possible assistance in early repatriation of mortal remains.”
Seneca College said Vasudev was enrolled in its marketing management program.
“The Seneca community is saddened to hear of the tragic death of Kartik Vasudev, a first-semester Marketing Management student,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Vasudev’s family, friends and classmates. Counselling support is being made available to students and employees.”
A post-mortem examination of Vasudev’s body is scheduled for sometime on Friday.
Police said the suspect in the shooting is a Black male standing five-foot-six to five-foot-seven inches tall with a medium build.
He was last seen carrying a handgun walking south on Glen Road toward Howard Street.