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Toronto man dies after being shot while attempting to drive into underground garage

Scene from a fatal shooting in Toronto's north end. Andrew Collins/Global News

Toronto police say a man is dead after a shooting in the area of Jane Street and Falstaff Avenue on Sunday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the area around 9 p.m.

Police said a man was attempting to drive his car into the garage of an apartment building in the area when he was shot at numerous times.

After being shot, the vehicle rolled and hit the underground garage doors which were closed, police said.

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Investigators said officers found the victim unresponsive in the driver’s seat. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Hashim Omar Hashi, a Toronto resident.

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The homicide unit has taken over the investigation. This is Toronto’s fifth homicide of the year.

Investigators have not released any suspect information. However, police said it was reported that a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene and was later found fully engulfed in flames at Earl Bales Park.

A photo of the victim, 20-year-old Hashim Omar Hashi. Handout / Toronto Police

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