Man dead after car shot at, crashes into light pole in Toronto’s east end: police

The scene of the incident in Scarborough. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

Toronto police say a man is dead after he was shot while inside of a vehicle in the city’s east end Friday night.

Police said they were called to the area of Midland Avenue and Danforth Road shortly before 11:30 p.m.

A police spokesperson told Global News a man and a woman were driving in a vehicle when the car was shot at.

The man was struck and the vehicle hit a light pole, which subsequently fell on the car.

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The spokesperson said emergency crews tended to the victim but he later died in hospital. He has since been identified as 21-year-old Toronto resident O’Neal Oppong Gyeabour. His death marks the city’s 60th homicide of 2021.

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The woman was also taken to hospital for assessment but wasn’t injured.

Police tweeted that one or more suspects fled in a car. A description wasn’t provided.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

O’Neal Oppong Gyeabour is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police


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