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27-year-old man dead, woman seriously injured after shooting in Toronto’s east end: police

Keron Brathwaite is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police Service

A 27-year-old man has died and a woman has been seriously injured after a shooting in Toronto’s east end early Friday, police say.

Insp. Ishmail Musah told reporters emergency crews were called to a residential complex on Lawrence Avenue East, just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road, at around 1:15 a.m. after a shooting was reported.

He said when officers arrived, they found the two victims with gunshot wounds sitting in a car.

“The male occupant, unfortunately, his injuries were too severe and he was pronounced deceased on scene,” Musah said, adding officers tried to perform lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived.

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“The scene is traumatic in a sense that a lot of rounds were fired.”

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The man who died was later identified as Toronto resident Keron Brathwaite.

After they arrived, paramedics rushed the woman to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

As of early Friday, investigators didn’t release suspect information.

Musah said officers were canvassing the neighbourhood looking for surveillance or dash-cam video. In the meantime, anyone with information was asked to call 43 Division at 416-808-4300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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