Police ID victims of Jamestown shooting, still seeking suspect
Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:08AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:41PM EDT
Police are seeking a suspect in connection to a shooting that killed two men early Tuesday morning.
Police have identified the victims as Suleiman Ali, 26, of Toronto, and Warsame Ali, 26, of Vaughan. The two men are not related, said police.
Police were called to the Jamestown neighbourhood in the city’s northwest end around 1:20 a.m. following reports of gunshots.
As officers searched a townhouse complex they discovered the two victims – both with gunshot wounds. The two were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police describe the suspect as black and around 5’10” tall. He was last seen fleeing the scene on foot while wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
The victims come from two areas of the city – Jamestown and Mount Olive -- where local gangs have feuded in the past, CTV Toronto’s Tamara Cherry reported.
Because of past gang violence, police presence was increased throughout the city over the summer, leading to a period of relative peace.
Prior to Tuesday’s deadly shooting residents enjoyed weeks of calm and are now concerned the killings may be a sign of violence to come.
“This summer, so quiet this area,” said resident Augustina Osei. “Nobody’s going around this area, the children are very safe, everything’s safe. Now I wake up this morning and I drop my daughter to school and I see that this happened.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police at 416−808−2300 or 416−808−7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), or online at www.222tips.com.