Abdiqani Abshir Toronto’s 19th homicide

Torpnto Police were called to the area of Cavell Avenue/Pape Avenue on Monday May 23 at approximately 11:45 pm on report of a shooting.

Police located Abdiqani Abshir 24, suffering from a gunshot wound in the Gerrard Street East & Logan Avenue area. Abshir was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

During the investigation police also found a deceased woman at 96 Cavell Avenue. The cause of her death has yet to be determined. If police determine the death of the woman to be homicide she will be Toronto’s 20th homicide of 2017.

Update August 31, 2017

On August 30th Toronto Police announced that the woman located inside 96 Cavell Avenue has been identified as Joanne Colley, 59, of Toronto. The Coroner has ruled the death of Joanne Colley as the 31st homicide of the year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400

The 2017 Toronto Homicide Victim’s List is available here.