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2 men dead after separate evening shootings in Toronto

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police say two men have died after separate shootings in Toronto Monday evening – Feb 9, 2021

Two men have died after separate shootings in Toronto Monday evening, officials say.

The first incident happened at around 7:10 p.m. when police said reports of gunshots were heard at a plaza on Lawrence Avenue East, east of Pharmacy Avenue.

After emergency crews arrived, the victim was found with gunshot wounds.

A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson told Global News the man was assessed by not taken to a hospital. Police later said the victim, who was later identified as 62-year-old Toronto resident Cam-Thanh Tat, died at the scene.

Cam-Thanh Tat is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police Service

About two-and-a-half-hours later, emergency crews were called to Lawrence Avenue West, just east of Caledonia Road.

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A police spokesperson told Global News a was shot while in a vehicle after it was reported another vehicle sped away.

Police said two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle described as a light-coloured four-door compact SUV.

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The victim, who was later identified as 23-year-old Brampton resident Michael Opong Berchie, was taken to a hospital where he later died.

As of Monday night, officers didn’t release information on suspects wanted in connection with either shooting. There was no indication if the shootings were connected.

Anyone with surveillance or dashcam video is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Michael Opong Berchie is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police Service

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