15-year-old boy shot and killed in Toronto’s north end

Toronto police investigating murder of 15-year-old Jeremiah Ranger
WATCH ABOVE: As Catherine McDonald reports, some who live in the North York neighborhood where the shooting happened say even before COVID-19 they feared letting their kids go outside alone.

Toronto police say a 15-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the city’s north end.

Emergency crews were called to Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West at around 6:07 p.m. Sunday for reports of unknown trouble.

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The boy was rushed by paramedics to hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The boy later died from his injuries, police say.

Investigators said it appears as though the victim got into a white SUV, believed to be an Audi, with another young man.

Police said that it appears as though an altercation took place in the SUV and shortly after, the victim and other young boy fled the vehicle. The victim collapsed a short distance away.

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The SUV then fled the scene northbound.

It is not clear at this time as to why the boys got into the vehicle.

Investigators said they are looking for at least two suspects.

Family confirmed to Global News the victim is 15-year-old Jeremiah Ranger and a GoFundMe page has been set up by his mother, Krystal Ranger.

Krystal writes today is her 37th birthday and “I am grieving the loss of my child. In a time when family and friends and loved ones should be celebrating.”

She said her son had just turned 15 on April 10.

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Investigators are asking any witnesses or anyone with video to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

The incident marks Toronto’s 24th homicide of the year.