Toronto double shooting victim a former basketball star from Halifax
TORONTO – A 25-year-old man critically injured in a double shooting that killed a 31-year-old woman in downtown Toronto on Tuesday was a former stand-out university basketball star from Halifax, according to a media report.
Sources confirm to The Chronicle Herald that the male victim is Tremaine Nigel Fraser who played for the Cape Breton University basketball team as a point guard during four seasons.
Both Fraser and the female victim, identified as Jelena Loncar, were found with gunshot wounds in front of the C-Lounge night club on Wellington Street around 3 a.m. on Aug. 26.
Police say Loncar was shot in the chest and died in hospital while Fraser was found at a gas station 300 metres away with multiple gunshot injuries.
Investigators say they are unsure about the relationship of the two victims but did confirm Fraser was known to police.
The Herald reports Fraser was cleared on 14 gun-related charges in February 2012 after a shooting in Dartmouth in the spring of 2011.
Fraser, who was 22 at the time, had his charges dismissed because the judge ruled a statement he gave police was inadmissible.
The newspaper says Fraser played basketball at Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour before going to Cape Breton.
He also played at University of Waterloo in 2012-13.