Man dead after ‘targeted’ daylight shooting across from Sherway Gardens Mall

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police are investigating the city's latest homicide, after a man was killed in a brazen day-time shooting on Monday. Erica Vella reports – Nov 5, 2019

Toronto police say a 50-year-old man has died after a daylight shooting across the street from Sherway Gardens Mall in south Etobicoke on Monday.

Police said that officers responded to a call for reports of gunfire in the area of The Queensway and North Queen Street at 12:47 p.m.

Emergency services arrived on scene and found a man in life-threatening condition suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said he was rushed to a trauma centre where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Toronto police investigate fatal daylight shooting near Sherway Gardens – Nov 4, 2019

Police said it’s believed the shooting was targeted.

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The victim was later identified as Maple resident Antonio Fiorda.

There is no suspect information available at this time, however, police said the shooter fled the scene in a vehicle.

The shooting comes on the heels of a violent shooting spree in Toronto and the surrounding GTA.

READ MORE: Toronto police chief extends guns and gangs initiative amid record number of shootings

In wake of the uptick in violence, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders announced the extension of an initiative aimed at cracking down on gun violence stemming from street gang activity “until further notice.”

The initiative, dubbed Project Community Space, sees frontline uniformed and specialized officers join the integrated gun and gang task force. Officers have been tasked with checking on people with bail conditions, enhancing community engagement and increasing visibility in higher crime areas where street gangs have been present.

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

With files from Nick Westoll

Antonio Fiorda is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police Service

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