July 9, 2018 12:20 am
Updated: July 9, 2018 6:04 pm

Man dead after shooting in Toronto’s north end

WATCH ABOVE: Police say a 39-year-old man is dead after he was shot in Toronto's north end early Monday morning. Jamie Mauracher reports.


Toronto police say a 39-year-old male victim has died after a shooting in the city’s north end early Monday morning.

A spokesperson told Global News officers and paramedics were called to the Shoreham Court and Shoreham Drive area, near Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West, just after midnight after receiving reports of gunshots being fired.

The spokesperson said a caller reported to police that the victim was outside not moving and unresponsive.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate the patient but he died at the scene, the spokesperson said.

On Monday afternoon, police identified the deceased as Jibri Husani James, a Toronto resident.

Jibri Husani James, 39, is shown in an undated photo from Toronto police.

Toronto Police Service

Det. Jason Shankaran said the victim was targeted and that he had friends and family living in the neighbourhood.

Police also they received a report of a silver vehicle leaving from the scene after the gunshots were fired.

Shankaran said they are looking for one shooter. Police have not yet released a description.

WATCH: 2 men shot to death in Toronto in less than 24 hours. Catherine McDonald reports.

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The incident comes less than 24 hours after a man was fatally shot in the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area, which is just south of the scene. As of Monday morning, police haven’t said if there’s any connection between the two shootings.

Meanwhile, anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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