Toronto

Man dead, teen injured in 2 separate shootings in Toronto Thursday night

Family and friends identified latest shooting victim as 25-year-old Charankan Chandrakanthan, as overnight gun violence continues to shake the city.

Family and friends ID city's latest shooting victim as Charankan Chandrakanthan

Friends described Charankan Chandrakanthan as a 'kind, honest, loyal' person. (Submitted)

A man was killed and a teen was injured in two separate shootings in Toronto Thursday night. 

Police say they were called to a parking lot in the area of Middlefield Road and McNicoll Avenue in Scarborough just before 10 p.m.

Emergency crews found a male victim in a vehicle suffering from at least two gunshot wounds, Toronto police Insp. Jim Gotell told reporters at the scene.

The victim's injuries were "very severe," Gotell said, and he was pronounced dead.

Friends and family near the scene identified the victim as 25-year-old Charankan Chandrakanthan, who worked at a nearby printing shop. They laid down candles and flowers near the scene of his shooting.

"He was probably the most kind, honest, loyal person you could ever meet," said Sathu Sri, a childhood friend. 

"This is really tragic and I'll never forget about this moment."

Police say there were a number of people in this Scarborough parking lot who may have witnessed the fatal shooting. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

Homicide detectives and forensic investigators were also at the scene late Thursday and into Friday morning. ETF officers also attended as investigators tried to track suspects or witnesses who fled the scene. Those efforts were unsuccessful, Gotell said.

It appears there was a party in the parking lot, he added.

"We are asking if anybody is a witness to this — because we know at the time the ambulance arrived there were several people in this parking lot who subsequently left — so if anybody wants to come forward, we're asking that people who saw what happened come forward and contact 42 Division."

Teen suffers serious injuries after Regent Park shooting

A teen suffered serious injuries after being shot in Regent Park late Thursday. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC)

The second incident happened in the area of Dundas Street and Sumach Street in Regent Park just before 10 p.m.

Police say multiple shots were heard.

Paramedics rushed a teen to a trauma centre with serious injuries.

A group of people fled the scene, and a car was seen leaving at high speed, police said.