Police identify 23-year-old man shot dead at Scarborough plaza

Police on scene after a shooting at a plaza near McCowan Road and Nugget Avenue in Scarborough. Bill Barker / Global News

Toronto police say a man has died following a shooting outside a Scarborough plaza early Monday.

Emergency crews were called to McCowan Road and Nugget Avenue at around 3:48 a.m. for reports for a shooting inside of a night club in the area.

A man was taking to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The man later died in hospital, police added.

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Police said homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

“Investigators are aware there were a number of attendees at the night club,” police said. “They would like to speak to anyone who has video or information of this event.”

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On Tuesday, police released the man’s identity as 23-year-old Mohamed Asser

No information on suspects was released.

Mohamed Asser, 23. Handout / Toronto Police


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