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Toronto police investigating shooting death of 17-year-old boy

TORONTO — Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in a shooting in east Toronto. Toronto police say officers responded to reports of a shooting in or near a building shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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A Toronto Police logo is shown in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in a shooting in east Toronto on Wednesday afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

TORONTO — Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in a shooting in east Toronto.

Toronto police say officers responded to reports of a shooting in or near a building shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

They say an unconscious boy was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital, where he died. 

Police have identified the victim as 17-year-old Zaybion Lawrence of Toronto.

Police did not name any suspects.

The force's homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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