Man dead, another injured in west-end Toronto shooting, police say

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Toronto police were called to Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West at approximately 3:30 a.m. for reports of a shooting. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Clara Pasieka/CBC - image credit)
Toronto police were called to Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West at approximately 3:30 a.m. for reports of a shooting. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Clara Pasieka/CBC - image credit)

A 27-year-old man has died after a shooting in the city's northwest end Tuesday morning.

Police have since identified the victim as Gidid Mohamed, of Toronto.

Toronto police say they responded to a shooting in the area of Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West at approximately 3:30 a.m.

They arrived to find Mohamed and another victim both suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers began CPR on Mohamed, but he died at the scene. Paramedics say the second victim, a 37-year-old man, was was taken to a trauma centre in serious but stable condition.

The shooting happened near an elementary school in the area, Insp. Craig Young said.

"It is in and of itself frightening given that we have bullets flying in the vicinity of an elementary school," Young told reporters at the scene.

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Young said a number of people were seen fleeing the scene on foot. Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact police.

The area is closed off on Tuesday as police investigate.