Toronto police name 27-year-old man shot and killed in Regent Park
TORONTO -- Toronto police have identified the man killed when four suspects opened fire in Regent Park Saturday evening.
Officers were called to a shooting in the area of Oak and Sumach streets just before 9 p.m.
When they arrived, they located three men suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. On Sunday, police identified him as 27-year-old Thane Murray from Toronto.
The other two victims were transported to the hospital – a 29-year-old man with critical injuries and a 27-year-old man with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said on Sunday that the 29-year-old is now in stable condition.
Homicide investigators continue to search for four suspects, who they said approached the victims and shot them.
"It's a highly-populated area. There's a playground just to the south of us. It was still 8:50 when this took place, so probably lots of people around -- very, very dangerous," Insp. Michael Williams said Saturday evening.
He noted that approximately 50 shell casings, "a ridiculous amount of gunfire," were discovered at the scene.
The suspects, police said, were wearing dark-coloured clothing and masks that concealed their faces. No other descriptions have been released.
The four suspects fled the area and were last seen heading north, police said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Murray is Toronto's 61st homicide victim of 2021.