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Police ID victim in Victoria Park and Sheppard Avenue East apartment shooting

Shawn Williams, 34, of Toronto died on May 17, 2020. (TPS/CITYNEWS)

Toronto police have released the name of a 34-year-old man they allege was shot and killed in a Scarborough apartment building Sunday evening.

On Sunday at around 6:30 p.m. police said they received a report that a man had been shot in an apartment building on Victoria Park near Sheppard Avenue East.

When police arrived, they said they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the lobby of the building.

A second victim was discovered soon after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the ninth floor of the building.

Both victims were transported to a trauma centre, where one of the men died of his injuries, police said.

Police identified the deceased man as 34-year old Toronto resident Shawn Williams.

On Sunday, police said 30-year-old Marcus Nugent of Toronto surrendered to police. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

Investigators said they are asking for any witnesses to contact the police directly or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.

This is Toronto’s 28th homicide of 2020.


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