25-year-old arrested, charged in fatal Chinatown shooting
An arrest has been made in last month’s double-homicide in Chinatown, Toronto’s police chief has announced.
At a news conference on Friday morning, Police Chief Mark Saunders said that a 25-year-old Toronto man was arrested on Thursday in relation to the Jan. 31 fatal incident.
Kyle Sparks-MacKinnon has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.
The shooting occurred in the area of Spadina Avenue and Nassau Street, at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 31.
Police said a group of men were involved in an altercation when one suspect opened fire at the group.
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were taken to hospital. One of the four who were injured died of his injuries later that day.
The deceased have been identified as Quinn Taylor, 29, and David Eminess, 26.
Saunders said the incident is still under investigation. “We’re not sure if this event is gang-related,” the police chief said.
Earlier this week, police released 10 surveillance camera photos of people who were in the area at the time. Saunders said he is not certain if the suspect was seen in the images.
Saunders said the three people injured in the shooting have been released from hospital.