Police investigating fatal shooting at apartment building on Gamble Avenue in East York

Toronto police are investigating after a fatal shooting at an apartment building on Gamble Avenue late on the night of Wednesday, Jan, 19.

Toronto police are investigating after a fatal shooting in the area of Cosburn and Pape avenues late last night.

Police were called to an apartment building on Gamble Avenue in East York at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, for reports that someone had been shot.

Earlier this morning (Jan. 20), police said on Twitter that the shooting victim had succumbed to his injuries and the incident was now under investigation by the homicide squad.

On the morning of Friday, Jan. 21, police said the victim of the fatal shooting was a 15-year-old Toronto boy.

Police also said on Jan. 21 that a 13-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 20, and charged with second degree murder in connection with the shooting.

The victim and the accused cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The victim is Toronto’s eighth homicide victim of 2022 and seventh to have been fatally shot.

Anyone with information can contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 or online at https://www.222tips.com

UPDATE AND EDITOR’S NOTE: Up until the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 27, the family of the shooting victim had allowed his identity to be published. However, police said in a press release just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 that the family’s permission had been officially withdrawn and the identity of the victim can no longer be published under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The story you are now reading has been edited since it was originally posted to reflect this change regarding the identity of the victim.)


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