Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Gateforth Drive, near Markham Road at approximately 10:30pm on February 6th.
Police located a man in the rear parking lot at 5790 Sheppard Avenue East, suffering from serious gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A gun was recovered at the scene.
Shortly after locating the deceased, police received a call at approximately 10:40pm that a man in his 30’s had walked into the emergency room of a hospital in the east end, also suffering from gunshot wounds. Police described his injuries as serious and he was subsequently rushed to a trauma hospital.
Police are uncertain if the two shootings are connected. Information will be added as it becomes available.
The victim has been identified as Abdulrahman Patel, 21, of Toronto.
It has been reported that a number of people and vehicles of interest were seen fleeing the scene. Anyone with information, security cameras, or dash-cams for footage that may assist in this investigation is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.