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Toronto man dies after weekend shooting in downtown

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A Toronto man seriously wounded in a downtown shooting early Sunday has died, pushing the city's homicide total for the year to 48.

Qoheleth Chong, 23, was shot in the neck shortly before 1 a.m. as he walked near College and Lippincott streets.

No arrests have been made.

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Two men were spotted fleeing the scene, police said, and detectives are anxious to interview anyone with information.

They should contact the homicide squad directly at (416) 585-7400, or leave a tip via Crime Stoppers.

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