TORONTO, Ont. – A 26-year-old man gunned down in broad daylight in the city’s Weston-Eglinton area Tuesday worked with troubled youth, distraught friends said.
“I just know that he destroyed a lot of people’s hearts and a lot of people are hurting,” one friend told CityNews.
Toronto police said Leonard “Curlz” Fullerton, the city’s 47th homicide victim, was shot after a “verbal argument” with another man at Weston Road and Denarda Street at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Police believe the shooter fled east on Denarda Street and later, drove off in a small, silver, four-door car.
The car was seen driving southbound on Weston Road at Locust Street.
The vehicle was captured on video on a police cruiser’s in-car camera.
The suspect is described as black, with a light complexion, six-feet-tall, with a thin build and he wore dark clothing.
Fullerton worked with For Youth Initiative, a youth-run organization working with marginalized youth.
“He was a charismatic young man who was seen as a leader among his peers,” the organization said on its website.
The organization used its space Wednesday to grieve the death of Fullerton.
Less than four hours after Fullerton was killed, a 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man were wounded on Falstaff Avenue near Jane Street and Hwy. 401.