At 6:24 pm today, the police responded to the sound of gunshots outside the Jerk Box plaza near Jane and Lawrence. They found a man “with apparent firearm injuries”. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. He had been shot twice in the chest, according to the CBC.
The police are, of course, asking for help with the investigation.
This is the only public shooting since 2011, when a man was shot on Weston Road. I believe it is the first firearms murder since 2010. It is the first homicide in 12 Division this year.
There are police-operated surveillance cameras in the area of Jane and Lawrence.