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3 charged with 1st degree murder in Malvern shooting on New Year's Eve

Toronto police say three people have been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting of a man on New Year's Eve in Scarborough.

Clinton Williams, 43, died in hospital after he was shot in a condo underground parking lot

Clinton Phil Williams was fatally shot in Scarborough's Malvern neighbourhood on Dec. 31. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police say three people have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a man on New Year's Eve in Scarborough.

Clinton Phil Williams, 43, of Toronto, was shot in Scarborough's Malvern neighbourhood on Dec. 31 and died soon after in hospital. He was Toronto's 77th homicide victim of 2019.

Two of the three accused, aged 20 and 33, are from Toronto, while the third, aged 38, is from Sarnia, Ont. All three are due to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday, police said in a news release on Monday.

Toronto homicide detectives, with the help of Peel region and Sarnia police officers, carried out several search warrants in Toronto, Peel region and Sarnia on Monday.

Officers arrested the three accused on Monday and seized two handguns as they executed the warrants, police added.

Fatal shooting occurred in underground parking lot

In a news release on Jan. 2, police said the shooting happened at 100 Wingarden Court, a highrise condo building near Neilson Road and McLevin Avenue.

Williams was shot after he walked into an underground parking lot, police said. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 6:15 p.m.

Police said Williams suffered one gunshot wound and Toronto paramedics rushed him to hospital in life-threatening condition. He was pronounced dead there shortly afterward.

At the time, police said the suspect fled in a light-coloured car.