Police identify man killed in weekend shooting near St. Lawrence Market

Police say a 52-year-old Toronto man was killed after being shot several times early Saturday in the area of St. Lawrence Market. Investigators say it appears to have been a targeted shooting.

Mark Young, 52, is Toronto's 61st homicide victim of 2017 and may have been targeted

Mark Young, 52, was shot to death early Saturday. Police say he may have been targeted in the shooting. (Toronto Police)

Toronto Police have identified a man killed in a weekend shooting near St. Lawrence Market.

Mark Young, 52, of Toronto, was shot at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday at 25 Henry Lane Terrace, near The Esplanade and Lower Jarvis Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Young with several gunshot wounds to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Const. David Hopkinson, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said Saturday that there were reports of screaming and yelling in the neighbourhood around the time of the shooting.

A Toronto police officer walks near the scene of a fatal shooting in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood on Saturday. (Keith Burgess/CBC)

Police have not released any information about a suspect, but Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone said the incident has "all the earmarks of a targeted shooting."

But police would not confirm that the shooting is actually targeted.

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to call (416) 808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.