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Suspect charged with 2nd-degree murder after man shot in downtown Toronto

Toronto police attend the scene of a shooting on March 21.
Toronto police attend the scene of a shooting on March 21. Global News

Toronto police say a 21-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man in the city’s downtown.

Emergency crews were called to O’Keele Lane and Gould Street, near Yonge-Dundas Square, at around 7:40 p.m. on March 21 with reports gunshots were fired.

Police said the victim, who was identified as 25-year-old Mamadou Drame, was found with gunshot wounds. There were reports the victim and the suspect had an altercation.

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In an update issued Wednesday night, police said Toronto resident Lashshantee Keslow was arrested earlier in the day. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Keslow was scheduled to appear in a Toronto court Thursday morning.

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— With files from Ryan Rocca