Sudden violence leaves 2 men dead in Toronto

Two men have been identified as the victims in a shooting in Toronto on Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. near Yonge and Finch avenues. Police responded to a call of shots…

Sudden violence leaves 2 men dead in Toronto

Two men have been identified as the victims in a shooting in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. near Yonge and Finch avenues. Police responded to a call of shots fired in the neighbourhood and found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was taken to hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

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Police confirmed on Monday the victims are in their late 20s or early 30s.

One of the victims was identified as Maxwell Nicholson, 34, who had been working as a baker in Toronto.

Nicholson’s brother-in-law spoke with CTV Toronto about him. “He was an outstanding guy, a good guy,” said the brother-in-law. “We’ll all miss him.”

He said the family is searching for more details. “We’re waiting to hear more, the police wouldn’t tell us much at all,” the brother-in-law said.

The other victim is yet to be identified.

According to CTV, officers have confirmed that the victim who died inside a north Toronto shopping centre was an uncle of two of Nicholson’s younger brothers.

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