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Man dead after shooting near Toronto’s Union Station prompted lockdown

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WATCH ABOVE: As Crime Specialist Catherine McDonald reports, no arrests have been made in any of the shootings. Police said one shooting was fatal – Jul 18, 2022

Toronto‘s Union Station was locked down Saturday evening after a nearby shooting killed one man.

The shooting took place outside Union Station and the Scotiabank Arena near York St. and Bremner Blvd., not too long after a Blue Jays game concluded.

Police received several calls reporting the incident around 7:30 p.m. They say early investigation efforts have led them to believe the shooting was targeted.

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Neither the age, nor the name on the victim has been released.

Two male suspects fled the scene after the shooting, said Toronto police’s duty inspector Paul Krawcyzk during a media briefing Saturday evening.

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One fled southbound towards Lakeshore, while the other ran into Union Station, which prompted the lockdown.

After trains stopped entering and leaving the station, the lockdown was lifted.

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“I want people to know they can get home safely,” Krawcyzk said, noting police will be canvassing for footage of the incident.

“Tonight, police reported a shooting victim was located outside of Union Station and they ordered the station evacuated,” Metrolinx head of media and public relations, Anne Marie Aikins, told Global News, noting she and her family were among those evacuated.

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Suri Diaz, 29, was eating at Union Chicken inside the station when security came and told customers at the restaurant to start slowly moving toward the exit.

“A few minutes later the station was fully being evacuated and the police were onsite,” she told Global News.

Union Station has 300,000 daily visitors, according to its website.

 

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