Victim in Queen Street East homicide identified as 24-year-old Brampton man
Police tape is shown at the scene of a homicide investigation on Queen Street near Parliament Street on Friday morning. (Mike Nguyen)
Police have identified the victim in a fatal shooting outside a Queen Street East nightclub early Friday morning as a 24-year-old Brampton man.
Jaunoi Christian was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the doorway of the Vault nightclub on Queen Street East near Parliament Street just before 2 a.m.
Despite efforts by paramedics to revive the man, he was ultimately pronounced dead on scene.
In a news release issued on Saturday morning, police said that they are looking for a male who was seen running from the scene after the shooting. The male is described as black, about six-feet-tall, in his 30s with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a blue and white toque, a dark-coloured jacket and blue jeans.
Police say that investigators are also interested in speaking anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, particularly those who may have taken pictures or video.
“We believe there were people in the area and we believe there may have been people who were recording or taking other pictures that may have captured an image of our suspect. We would love for those people to contact investigators so we can further our case,” Const. Dave Hopkinson told CP24 on Saturday morning. “It is still very early in the investigation so we are still trying to gather as much information as possible.”
Hopkinson said that it is unclear what Christian was doing at the nightclub at the time of the shooting.
The shooting was Toronto’s sixth homicide of 2019.