Man shot

A man was shot twice on Saturday, March 12, outside 1775 Weston Road, according to CP24.

The police said that “this was a targeted event”, and that the victim “had some kind of interaction with the occupants of a dark-coloured sedan.”. They are asking for anyone who might have dashcam footage to come forward.

The victim was shot in the abdomen and first aid was given by a bystander. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Additional details in hit-and-run killing

The Toronto Police have released more details in the hit-and-run killing of a man near Crossroads Plaza last week. They say that at around 11 p.m., Saturday, January 22, the driver of a black 2004–2005 BMW 3-series sedan was driving northbound. He struck a pedestrian and did not remain at the scene.

The same car was seen about 15 minutes later near Weston and Lawrence.

They police also say the car will have damage to the front passenger headlight and right-turn assembly, a missing passenger-side mirror, a broken or missing grille insert, and a broken windshield on the passenger side.

A similar car with areas of damage highlighted. Image from the police

The police are asking for dashcam or security camera footage from anyone who was in the area.

The car in question. Image from the police.

Fundraiser for Elizabet Yitayew

The family and friends of Elizabet Yitayew, who was murdered on New Year’s Eve in Mount Dennis, are raising money on GoFundMe. According to the fundraiser, Yitayew immigrated to Canada from Ethiopia and had a 9-year-old daughter. The fundraiser is to help with Elizabet’s sister with the expenses of adoption and raising her niece.

76 donors have so far given about $5,400 of a $35,000 goal.

The alleged murderer of Yitayew was arrested at the scene.

Thank you to H for the tip.

Wanted man: Shawn Powers

A man is wanted for murder in relation to the shooting last week on Weston Road.

According to police, Ariyo Fakomi, 37, was shot near the Crossroads Plaza on January 2. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shawn Powers, 35, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder.