Ceyon Carrington, Leslieville shooting victim, was targeted, police say

Toronto police homicide detectives have confirmed that Ceyon Carrington, 29, was shot and killed in Leslieville last week.

Detectives believe shooting was targeted

Friends of Ceyon Carrington posted his photo on social media Thursday and said he was the victim of a fatal shooting in the Carlaw Avenue and Queen Street East area Wednesday night. (Mustafathepoet/Instagram)

Toronto police homicide detectives confirmed Monday that 29-year-old Ceyon Carrington was shot to death on his way to a music studio last week, and they think the attack was not random.

"I believe the shooting was targeted," Det. Andy Singh told reporters at a news conference Monday afternoon where Carrington was shot.

"They were looking for Mr. Carrington," Singh said.

On Wednesday, March 23, officers were called to 260 Carlaw Ave. just before 10 p.m. where they found Carrington suffering from gunshot wounds.

Detectives said Monday the victim's intentions were to go to a recording studio for a pre-arranged music session.  

Police believe he was approached from behind by someone who was armed with a handgun. He was shot multiple times. 

He was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Carrington was a resident of Regent Park and went by the nickname "C-Sick."

Carrington was one of two people charged in the Garden Restaurant attack in November 2014 that killed a 31-year-old Mississauga man and left two others injured.

The charges against Carrington were later stayed.

Police say they are looking for a black man, around six-feet-tall and wearing dark clothing, possibly a hoodie. They are also searching for a black Hyundai sedan with tinted windows, believed to be the vehicle that the shooter used to flee the scene.  

Carrington is the city's 21st homicide victim of the year.