Man dead in Toronto double shooting

Toronto Police secure the scene at Eglinton Ave. W. and Jane St. after a fatal double shooting in...

Toronto Police secure the scene at Eglinton Ave. W. and Jane St. after a fatal double shooting in Toronto on Monday, August 18, 2014. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:54 PM ET

TORONTO -- A 24-year-old man is dead and a 23-year-old man is in hospital after a double shooting at Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W. at the tail end of evening rush hour Monday.

Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga from the homicide squad said he believes the two men were victims of a targeted shooting that "may be" gang-related.

"I believe it's a targeted act at this point in time," Idsinga told reporters at the scene late Monday evening.

The shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m. According to Idsinga, the 24-year-old was driving a Nissan south on Jane and was stopped in heavy traffic when a "lone gunman" approached the car.

The shooter "fired numerous rounds into the back and the driver's side of the Nissan," killing the driver, injuring a passenger, and causing the car to veer off the road and crash into a tree.


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