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Victim in fatal Scarborough apartment shooting ID'd as Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy

Toronto police have identified the victim in a fatal Scarborough shooting early Saturday night as 36-year-old Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy.

The 36-year-old's death near Kennedy Road and Highway 401 is Toronto's 4th homicide of year

Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy, 36, died after being shot several times inside an apartment building at 100 Dundalk Drive, near Kennedy Road and Highway 401. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police have identified the victim in a fatal Scarborough shooting early Saturday as 36-year-old Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy.

Suntharamoorthy, a Toronto resident, died after being shot several times inside an apartment building at 100 Dundalk Drive, near Kennedy Road and Highway 401. 

Police were called to the scene in the upper levels of the building around midnight. That's where they found a man suffering several gunshot wounds, according to Homicide Det. Rob North.

A Toronto police officer enters a building early Saturday after the city recorded its fourth homicide of the year. (John Hanley/CBC)

Officers began to administer CPR and called Toronto paramedics and firefighters for help. The emergency crews, once they arrived, also tried to save the man's life.

"Despite the best efforts of everyone, this male has now been pronounced deceased," North said.

Police believe more than five rounds were fired in the unit. Only two calls to police, including the one from officers asking for assistance, were made.

The shooting is believed to targeted, but North stressed that the investigation is in its early stages.

3 suspects sought between 17 and 25 years of age

North said police are looking for three suspects, described as males ranging in age from 17 to 25. He declined to say if police believe the suspects and victims knew each other.

Toronto police officers are canvassing the area for witnesses. (John Hanley/CBC)

Police have obtained some security camera video but are hoping to find more, he added.

"Given the fact that the homicide occurred late last night, officers will be in the area this morning conducting a video canvass and continuing a door-to-door canvas," he said.

As well, officers plan to talk to residents of nearby 101 Dundalk Drive, also an apartment building, to see if they saw or heard anything.

A couple of witnesses have already been interviewed, he said. 

2 vehicles seen leaving the area after the shooting

About two vehicles were seen leaving the area right after the homicide, he said.

The homicide is Toronto's fourth of the year.

"We are trying to work with our community partners and we have neighbourhood officers out trying to make inroads with the community to hopefully stem the tide of violence in the city," North said.

"Anytime somebody dies in the city it's always concerning, because there's always a family behind the scenes who is missing a loved one."

Police have taped off an entrance to the building as they investigate.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for Monday. 

Area residents who may have heard anything suspicious between 11:45 p.m. and 12 midnight, or who may have dashboard camera video that is relevant, are urged to call homicide detectives at (416) 808-4100.

With files from Muriel Draaisma