Police ID 28-year-old shot to death near financial district restaurant

A man is dead after a shooting outside a financial district restaurant on Sunday night, Toronto police say.

Police are looking for 3 suspects in connection with the shooting

Toronto police say Jaiden Jackson, 28, was shot and killed in Toronto's financial district on Sunday night. Investigators are looking for three men in connection with the deadly shooting. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police have identified the man shot to death near a financial district restaurant Sunday as Jaiden Jackson.

Police say Jackson, 28, was at Pick 6, a newly opened restaurant and sports bar co-owned by the rapper Drake and his head of security, when he left with an unidentified woman around 9 p.m. 

The pair was walking west on the north side of Wellington Street, just west of Yonge Street, when a black, four-door Honda Civic swung toward them.

Police say two men got out and opened fire.

Toronto police officers are trying to piece together what happened to the victim after he left Pick 6 restaurant and sports bar. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)

Jackson fled into a nearby parking garage, police say, but the driver and two gunmen chased him down. After "numerous" shots were fired, police say, the suspects fled and were last seen heading west on Wellington.

When officers arrived, they found Jackson in critical condition. Police say he had been shot many times.

He was taken to a trauma centre but died of his injuries.

Jackson is the 31st homicide victim of 2018.

Police say Jackson tried to flee into a parking garage, but the gunmen chased him down. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)