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Police release identity of man, 25, fatally shot in North York on Sunday

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police are appealing to witnesses after an early morning shooting happened in North York on Sunday. As Erica Vella reports, resident living in the neighbourhood say it isn't the first time they have heard gun shots ring out – Jul 8, 2018

Toronto police have released the identity of a man fatally shot in North York over the weekend.

Officers were called to the area of Driftwood Avenue and Jane Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday with reports of a shooting.

Paramedics arrived on scene where a man, identified as 25-year-old Karim Hirani, was pronounced dead.

Police said the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Authorities said a male suspect was seen leaving the area. He is described as in his 20s, wearing a hood sweater and dark pants.

Toronto police say that the homicide unit has now taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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Karim Hirani, 25, identified as man killed in North York shooting on July 8, 2018. Toronto Police Service

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