Update, victim identified: Toronto Homicide #33 – Police investigate a fatal shooting in Corso Italia

Toronto police were called to 1346 St Claire Ave W, at approximately 11:40am on June 19th on the report of a shooting.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Aa white SUV with California licence plates, with its driver’s side window blown out. The victim had been pulled out of the vehicle by bystanders  who performed CPR until paramedics arrived. The victim was pronounced at the scene. Police are not releasing the victims identity until his family has been notified.

Toronto police said it appears that the shooter had been “lying in wait” on a side street. The shooter has been described as male wearing a hoodie. No other information regarding the suspect has been released.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update June 23

Toronto police have identified the victim as Farogh Sadat, 37, of British Columbia. Faust of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

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

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.