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Man dead after shooting inside Toronto restaurant

September 17, 2017 11:45 AM
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Man dead after shooting inside Toronto restaurant

Toronto police say the man shot downtown died of his injuries in hospital

A man has died of his injuries in hospital after a shooting inside a restaurant in downtown Toronto, police say.

Const. Craig Brister, spokesperson for Toronto Police Service, confirmed Sunday that the victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital overnight Saturday.

Brister said police were called to Michael's On Simcoe Restaurant, 100 Simcoe St., near Adelaide Street West and University Avenue, for a shooting at 8:53 p.m. on Saturday.

Police said shortly after the shooting that witnesses reported hearing a series of gunshots.

According to the Toronto paramedics, the man who was shot was rushed to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition.

On Saturday night, police said they were searching for a male suspect who was wearing a dark grey hooded top pulled tightly around his face.

The suspect was last seen fleeing on Pearl Street and is believed to be armed with handgun.

Brister said officers are now combing the area for surveillance camera video.

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