Toronto Homicide #56 – Hamdi Zakarie fatally shot in a drive by while putting a baby in his vehicle

Toronto police responded to the report of a drive by shooting out front of 29 Patika Avenue on October 1st at approximately 9:15am.

According to police Hamdi Zakarie, 27, of Toronto, was standing outside his vehicle after putting a baby in the rear seat when unknown suspects drove past and opened fire. Zakarie was pronounced at the scene.

Investigators have gathered video surveillance from local homes and businesses. Police believe that the suspects had been in the area some time prior waiting for Hamdi Zakarie to exit his house. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here