Man, 19, charged in daytime shooting at strip mall
This photo shows the scene after a man was shot in the Lawrence Ave. and Bellamy Rd. area on June 1.
A young man has been charged in connection to the death of a 23-year-old who was killed in a strip mall shooting earlier this week.
The victim was fatally wounded in a shooting in front of Conrad's Hair Styling Barber Shop, located in the Lawrence Avenue and Markham Road area, on Monday afternoon. He was later identified as 23-year-old Mohamed Arif Patel.
On Thursday, Toronto police said they believe that Patel was in a fight with another man at the time of the shooting.
Syed Mohammed Ali Zaidi, 19, of Toronto was arrested on Wednesday. Zaidi has been charged with second degree murder, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon in a public place and carrying a concealed weapon. He has also been charged with using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while its possession is unauthorized, possession of a restricted weapon and possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibited order.
The investigation is ongoing, and officers ask any witnesses to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).