Man murdered on Thursday night lost brother to gun violence in 2013

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Toronto police have identified the man who died following a shooting in the city’s Swansea neighbourhood on Thursday night.

Emergency crews were called to The Queensway and Windermere Avenue at around 9:53 p.m.

Paramedics said they transported a man in his 30s with life-threatening injuries to a trauma centre.

A short time later, police said the man died from his injuries.

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On Saturday, police named the man as Jack Loor-Walters, a 25-year-old from the GTA.

Global News confirmed that the death is the second child murdered from the same family.

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The victim’s brother was 15-year-old Tahj Loor-Walters who was shot in July, 2013. He died two weeks later and his murder remains unsolved.

Police also said that there was a passenger in the vehicle beside Loor-Walters. Officers said a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said a vehicle was seen speeding off and there was evidence of gunfire.

There is no word on a vehicle or suspect description.

Police have appealed to the public for witnesses and video footage.

— With files from Global News’ Isaac Callan and Catherine McDonald


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