Man dead after shooting at west-end Toronto plaza, police say

Twenty-two-year-old Jovahn McKnollys is Toronto's 39th homicide victim of 2021. Handout / Toronto Police

A man has died after a shooting in Toronto’s west end early Tuesday, police say.

According to updates posted on the Toronto Police Service’s Twitter account, emergency crews were called to the Westown Plaza on Dixon Road, east of Islington Avenue, just after 12:05 a.m.

It was reported the man was found outside laying on the ground and while crews tried to perform CPR, the victim wasn’t able to be revived.

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He has since been identified as 22-year-old Toronto resident Jovahn McKnollys.

Toronto police’s homicide squad was called in to take over the investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-7400.

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