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Man dead after shooting outside east-end Toronto bar

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto’s latest homicide victim was shot and killed outside a bar in the city’s east end Wednesday. As Caryn Lieberman reports, the shooting is traumatizing for other victims of crime who are expressing their support for the family of this latest murder – Feb 5, 2020

Toronto police say one man is dead after being shot multiple times outside of a bar in the city’s east end early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a bar along Danforth Avenue near Greenwood Avenue shortly after 3 a.m.

A witness told Global News a man had stepped outside the bar to have a cigarette on the sidewalk when he was gunned down and killed.

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Paramedics said the man was initially taken to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition. The man, believed to be in his mid 20s, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and later died from his injuries in hospital, police said.

Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation and multiple shell casings were located on scene.

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Investigators said they are looking for two, possibly three suspects all wearing dark clothing who fled the scene in a vehicle.

It is unknown if the victim was targeted or if the victim and the suspects knew each other.

This is Toronto’s 9th homicide of the year.

Roads in the area have since reopened.

Police on scene investigating a shooting in Toronto’s east end on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Robbie Ford / Global News
Police on scene investigating a shooting in Toronto’s east end on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Robbie Ford / Global News

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— With files from Global News’ Miranda Anthistle

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