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1 dead in shooting on Danforth near Greenwood

Last Updated Feb 5, 2020 at 9:22 am EST

Emergency crews at the scene of a fatal shooting on Danforth Avenue near Greenwood Avenue on Feb. 5, 2020. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

Homicide is investigating after a shooting overnight on the Danforth.

Emergency crews were called to Danforth Avenue, just east of Greenwood Avenue, around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses told 680 NEWS the victim had been inside a bar and went out onto the sidewalk to have a cigarette when three to four shots rang out.

Police said officers located an unconscious man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to a trauma centre where he later died of his injuries.

Investigators found multiple shell casings at the scene.

It’s believed multiple suspects fled the scene before authorities arrived. No description has been released.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the shooting, or security or dashcam footage of the area around the time of the shooting, to contact police.

Danforth was closed in both directions around the crime scene but reopened to traffic around 6:30 a.m.

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