Boy, 16, dies of injuries following Scarborough shooting

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Toronto police are pictured here on the scene of a fatal shooting on Antrim Crescent near Kennedy Road on Saturday night. A 16-year-old boy died of his injuries in hospital following the shooting. (Jeremy Cohn - image credit)
Toronto police are pictured here on the scene of a fatal shooting on Antrim Crescent near Kennedy Road on Saturday night. A 16-year-old boy died of his injuries in hospital following the shooting. (Jeremy Cohn - image credit)

Toronto police say a 16-year-old boy has died after a shooting in Scarborough on Saturday evening.

Police have identified the boy as Caden Francis of Toronto.

The shooting happened on Antrim Crescent near Kennedy Road. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 6 p.m.

In a news release on Sunday, police said officers found the boy suffering from serious injuries. Bullet shell casings were located nearby.

Officers initially performed CPR on the victim before paramedics rushed him to hospital. He was pronounced dead in hospital, police said at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Francis is Toronto's 35th homicide victim of the year. A post-mortem is scheduled to take place on Monday.

"This is an active investigation and police remain in the area carrying out inquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident," police said in the release.

"Even the smallest amount of information could be vital to this investigation."

Officers remained at the scene speaking to witnesses and investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

There is no suspect information available at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at (416) 808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Submitted by Toronto Public Service
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