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Man charged with 1st-degree murder after woman fatally struck by hammer in Scarborough

A 30-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman was fatally struck by a hammer in Scarborough Friday night. 

The victim has been identified as 64-year-old Hang-Kam Annie Chiu of Scarborough

Toronto police were called to the scene in the Sheppard Avenue and Havenview Road area just before 7:15 p.m. for reports of unknown trouble. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

A 30-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman was fatally struck with a hammer in Scarborough Friday night. 

Toronto police say the man turned himself in and appeared in court Saturday morning. 

Police were called to the area of Sheppard Avenue and Havenview Road, east of McCowan Road, just before 7:15 p.m. for a possible medical complaint. 

They arrived to find a woman lying in the street. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday night, police told CBC News the victim was a male and that he was found with a gunshot wound. On Saturday, they confirmed the victim was a woman, saying they could not confirm she was shot. 

The victim has been identified as 64-year-old Hang-Kam Annie Chiu of Scarborough.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by callign 416-222-TIPS.