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2nd suspect facing 1st-degree murder charge in Toronto shooting

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WATCH ABOVE: (Jan. 29) Toronto police say a man has died and a woman is in life-threatening condition after a shooting in the Summerhill neighbourhood Friday evening. Erica Vella reports – Jan 30, 2021

Toronto police say a second suspect has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting in the city in January.

Police were called to the area of Mathersfield Drive, southeast of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue, at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 for a report of a shooting.

Police said when officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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The man was given CPR, but died at the scene, police said, while the woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

The man was later identified as Toronto resident Sirac Tesfay.

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Police announced Tuesday that 20-year-old Lee-Davis Rurimirije of Toronto was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Police previously announced that 20-year-old Toronto resident Henok Mesgena was also arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with the same offences.

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