Police said they are looking into “possible linkages” between a fatal shooting that happened on Sunday afternoon in the city’s west end and another shooting that happened nearby only moments before.
At about 4:20 p.m., a murder took place at Lotherton Pathway and Caledonia Road.
According to police, a victim who has since been named as Jaron Williams, 24, of Toronto, was discovered without any signs of life. Then, he was declared dead there, on the spot.
The homicide was among a series of violent incidents that took place across the city on Sunday, wounding a total of seven people.
In a news release issued on Monday, police said that members of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force are currently investigating whether the murder of Williams is in some way related to another shooting near Amaranth Court and Flemington Road minutes prior. That incident, which took place about two-and-a-half kilometres away, resulted in a 43-year-old man sustaining serious injuries.
So far no suspect descriptions have been released in the homicide, though police say that four individuals were seen fleeting the areas in a vehicle.
That vehicle is described as a 2010-2015 beige or champagne coloured Chevrolet Equinox.