Vaughan man, 26, charged with murder in shooting death outside Scotiabank Arena

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Toronto police have charged a Vaughan man, 26, in a shooting death outside Scotiabank Arena on the weekend. (CBC - image credit)
Toronto police have charged a Vaughan man, 26, in a shooting death outside Scotiabank Arena on the weekend. (CBC - image credit)

A Vaughan man  has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Toronto man outside Scotiabank Arena.

Nirusan Shakespearethas, 26,  was arrested, charged and appeared in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday, according to the Toronto Police Service.

The shooting happened in the area of York Street and Bremner Boulevard on Saturday evening. Toronto police were called to the area shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Little-McClacken, 24, of Toronto, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have said they believe the shooting was targeted.

The shooting prompted police to evacuate and shut down Union Station for two hours on Saturday night because a suspect in the shooting ran into the station.

The lock down forced thousands of people out of the station and stopped GO train, UP Express and TTC service out of the station following a Blue Jays game.

At the time, police said another suspect ran south towards Lake Shore Boulevard, but they now say they don't believe anyone else was involved other than Shakespearethas.

"There is only one suspect sought in this investigation," Const. David Hopkinson, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said in an email on Wednesday.

Little-McClacken is Toronto's 38th homicide victim of the year.

Submitted by Toronto Police Service
Submitted by Toronto Police Service
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