Skip to main content

The death toll from Toronto’s wave of gun violence continued to mount on Wednesday, hitting 25 for the year. Here’s a map of where the shootings have taken place, followed by a chronological look at the people killed.

TORONTO YEAR-TO-DATE SHOOTINGS

As of July 1, 2018

Shooting

Police division boundary

Police division

Neighbourhood boundary

41

STEELES AVE. E.

FINCH AVE. E.

42

VICTORIA PARK AVE.

33

SHEPPARD AVE. E.

LESLIE ST.

43

LAWRENCE AVE. E.

KINGSTON RD.

41

54

55

Detail

TORONTO

Lake

Ontario

STEELES AVE. W.

FINCH AVE. W.

31

32

23

WILSON AVE.

YONGE ST.

KIPLING AVE.

12

13

53

ST. CLAIR AVE.

JANE ST.

22

11

14

52

THE QUEENSWAY

51

Detail

TORONTO

Lake

Ontario

North St. James

Town

BLOOR ST.

SPADINA AVE.

BAY ST.

CARLTON ST.

Moss

Park

Kensington-

Chinatown

UNIVERSITY AVE.

Regent

Park

YONGE ST.

FRONT ST. E.

Waterfront

Communities-

The Island

Lake Ontario

MURAT YÜKSELIR, MICHAEL PEREIRA, CHEN WANG

/ THE GLOBE AND MAIL, SOURCE: TORONTO POLICE

SERVICE; TORONTO OPEN DATA

TORONTO YEAR-TO-DATE SHOOTINGS

As of July 1, 2018

Shooting

Police division boundary

Police division

Neighbourhood boundary

41

STEELES AVE. E.

FINCH AVE. E.

42

VICTORIA PARK AVE.

33

SHEPPARD AVE. E.

LESLIE ST.

43

LAWRENCE AVE. E.

KINGSTON RD.

41

54

55

Detail

Lake Ontario

TORONTO

STEELES AVE. W.

FINCH AVE. W.

31

32

23

WILSON AVE.

YONGE ST.

KIPLING AVE.

12

13

53

ST. CLAIR AVE.

JANE ST.

22

11

14

52

THE QUEENSWAY

51

Detail

Lake Ontario

TORONTO

North St. James

Town

BLOOR ST.

SPADINA AVE.

BAY ST.

CARLTON ST.

Moss

Park

Kensington-

Chinatown

UNIVERSITY AVE.

Regent

Park

YONGE ST.

FRONT ST. E.

Waterfront

Communities-

The Island

Lake Ontario

MURAT YÜKSELIR, MICHAEL PEREIRA, CHEN WANG

/ THE GLOBE AND MAIL, SOURCE: TORONTO POLICE SERVICE;

TORONTO OPEN DATA

TORONTO YEAR-TO-DATE SHOOTINGS

As of July 1, 2018

Shooting

Police division boundary

Police division

Neighbourhood boundary

41

STEELES AVE. E.

FINCH AVE. E.

42

33

SHEPPARD AVE. E.

VICTORIA PARK AVE.

LESLIE ST.

43

LAWRENCE AVE. E.

KINGSTON RD.

41

54

55

Detail

Lake Ontario

TORONTO

STEELES AVE. W.

FINCH AVE. W.

31

32

SHEPPARD AVE. W.

23

BAYVIEW AVE.

WILSON AVE.

YONGE ST.

BATHURST ST.

KIPLING AVE.

12

13

ROYAL YORK RD.

53

ST. CLAIR AVE.

JANE ST.

22

11

14

52

THE QUEENSWAY

51

Detail

Lake Ontario

TORONTO

North St. James

Town

BLOOR ST.

SPADINA AVE.

BAY ST.

CARLTON ST.

UNIVERSITY AVE.

Kensington-

Chinatown

Regent Park

YONGE ST.

Moss Park

FRONT ST. E.

Waterfront

Communities-

The Island

Lake Ontario

MURAT YÜKSELIR, MICHAEL PEREIRA, CHEN WANG / THE GLOBE AND MAIL

SOURCE: TORONTO POLICE SERVICE; TORONTO OPEN DATA

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, around 8:15 p.m., police were called to a shooting at 58 Waterton Road. Shaquille Wallace, 22, was found on the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Story continues below advertisement

Nasurdin Nasir, 26, and Terrell Carr, 24, were shot and killed after a man approached and fired shots at their car around 12:40 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in the area of West Deane Park Drive and The East Mall, north of Rathburn Road. Two other men in the car with them survived. Police put out a Canada-wide warrant for 21-year-old Ubaid Said of Toronto.

Isahaq Omar, 36, was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound after police were called to Burbank Drive near Bayview and Finch Avenues on 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. It was later reported that two men were parked in an SUV when one was thrown out of the vehicle. A black 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with licence plate CADN 350 was seen fleeing the scene.

Anik Stewart, 21, was shot near Old Kingston Road and Military Trail around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. He was rushed to hospital, but died of his injuries. When police arrived, his body was lying on the sidewalk outside a “late-night establishment.” Investigators said there was “a group involved in some kind of assault” leading up to the shooting. Aruran Suthakaran, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Shaun Kinghorn, 44, was shot in the area of Jane Street and Shoreham Drive on Friday, March 2. Police were called at 11:53 p.m. and he was transported to hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

Story continues below advertisement

Around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, police were called to a home on Mount Olive Drive in Etobicoke, where Dwayne Vidal, 31, was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital, where he died.

Nnamdi Ogba, 26, was walking toward his parked car in a Toronto Community Housing Complex at Scarlettwood Court in Etobicoke around 11 p.m. on Friday, March 16, when two men approached him from behind and shot him in the back. They got into a waiting SUV and fled the scene. Three men have been charged. Police have said that Mr. Ogba was an innocent bystander caught in a dispute between residents of two neighbourhoods.

At 10:08 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, police responded to a shooting at 33 Samor Rd. Thanh Ngo, 32, and Ruma Amar, 29, were discovered outside a commercial building, suffering from gunshot wounds. Mr. Ngo was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Amar was transported to hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.

Story continues below advertisement

Bryan Thomas, 32, from Peterborough, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a parking lot near Victoria Park Avenue and Hwy 401 on Friday, April 6, shortly after 8 p.m. A white subcompact vehicle was seen fleeing on Terraview Boulevard.

Christopher Reid, 38, was driving around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, May 7, when he pulled up next to a vehicle on Longfield Road. A suspect in that car fired multiple shots at him through the window. Mr. Reid continued driving and veered onto the front lawn of a home. When police arrived, they found Mr. Reid suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died in hospital.

Mohammed Gharda, 17, was shot inside a vehicle in the area of Milford Haven Drive and Greenock Avenue on Sunday, May 20, around 3 a.m. An 18-year-old was also shot, but was rushed to hospital and survived. Police have said the shooting was targeted.

Story continues below advertisement

Jaiden Jackson, 28, was shot after leaving the Pick 6ix restaurant, near Yonge and Wellington Streets around 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. As he was walking with a woman , a car drove toward them. Two suspects got out and started firing at Mr. Jackson. He ran down a parking garage ramp, where he tripped and fell. The two suspects, as well as the driver of the car, continued firing at him. They then fled. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Venojan Suthesan, a 21-year-old York University student, was shot and killed outside Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute in Scarborough just before midnight on Sunday, May 27.

Matthew Staikos, a 37-year-old tech CEO, was gunned down from behind while walking at the corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, May 28. The shooter fled in a silver or grey Mercedes. Police called the shooting an “unprovoked attack on a defenseless man.”

Pickering teen Israel Edwards, 18, was shot and killed in Yonge and Dundas Square around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. He was transported to hospital, where he died a short time later.

Rodney Rizun, 45, was shot in a townhouse complex near Birmingham Street and Bradham Path in South Etobicoke on Tues. June 5 around 11:30 p.m. He was transported to hospital and died a short time later.

Jenas Nyarko, 31, was sitting in the backseat of a car, on her way home from a funeral with friends, when she was hit in a drive-by shooting. Investigators said the vehicle drove away, firing several other shots on its way. Police said there was nothing to suggest they were targeted.

“This is a case of individuals coming from one neighbourhood of the city to another neighbourhood and shooting the first residents that they see,” said Detective David Dickinson.

Patrick McKenna, 20, and Dalbert Allison, 40, were shot inside an Etobicoke home, near Lightwood Drive and Sanagan Road around 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. Police say two suspects knocked on the door, firing shots as soon as the door opened.

Brent Young, 41, was found shot to death in a Toronto Community Housing building on Sherbourne Street near Dundas Street East after 2:30 a.m. on June 25. Police have charged 26-year-old Warren Farrell with first-degree murder. A second man, 39-year-old Mark Thompson, is wanted by police.

Jahvante Smart, 21 (also known as “Smoke Dawg”) and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28 (also known as “Koba Prime”) were shot outside Cube nightclub at Queen and Peter Streets around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. A woman was also shot, but survived. Investigators say two suspects were seen running from the area, and may have fled in a black SUV or a white car.

Kensington victim – unknown

Four men were shot around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, in Kensington Market, near College and Augusta Streets. All four were taken to hospital and one victim has since died. Police have not released his identity. Police said multiple suspects were seen fleeing the scene.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons or for abuse. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Cannabis pro newsletter