Toronto police say a 28-year-old man has died after a shooting in the city’s northwest end early Monday.
Police said emergency crews were called to a residential area off of Orpington Crescent, near Finch Avenue West and Albion Road, just before 12:40 a.m.
Homicide Squad Det. Rob North told reporters multiple shooters got out of a newer-model black sedan, had a brief interaction with the victim, and fired approximately 20 gunshots.
“They were firing … indiscriminately at our deceased.”
North said one of the bullets went into someone’s home and another one hit the frame of a building.
He said the whole incident occurred over the span of a couple of minutes.
Family members identified the victim as Farhan Jama, a recent graduate from Western University who was promoted to general manager at the Mississauga company Jama worked at. His father pleaded for the suspects to come forward.
“Come on and tell the police, ‘We are the killers.’ Then after that maybe we will forgive them, but we must tell,” Jama Ismail told reporters.
Neighbours praised Farhan and called for assistance.
“We need help. We need help,” Layla Osman told reporters before breaking down in tears.
“He came from his work and he died just like that, quickly. It’s not good. It’s very, very sad.”
Leiyla Mohamed echoed the call for action when it comes to gun violence.
“This is sad. We are moms. We feel it. But whoever comes to shoot an innocent person?” she said.
“We are not safe. Our kids are not safe … They should do something. They have to do something.”
The man’s death marks Toronto’s 56th homicide of 2019.
North appealed to the public for help identifying the suspects.
“We are seeking the assistance from the community to come forward and help us move our investigation forward in this matter,” he said.
“I would like to request anyone in the immediate area if they have video from their home or from their cars or dash-cams to call us at 23 Division.”
Anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
— With files from Priya Sam