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Police identify man killed in drive-by shooting in Rexdale

Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 11:49 am EST

Andre Phoenix, 33, was shot and killed in a plaza in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood on Aug. 15, 2018. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Police have identified a 33-year-old Toronto man killed in a drive-by shooting in Rexdale Wednesday night.

Andre Phoenix was walking with his girlfriend in the parking lot of a plaza near Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard, south of Finch Avenue West, when a car came toward him.

Police said Phoenix had a brief interaction with the vehicle’s occupants before one of them fired a gun at him several times. He was struck by the gunfire and collapsed on the ground.

Responding officers performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived and took him to hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

Police said they don’t know if Phoenix knew the people in the car.

They said he didn’t live in the area and was there for a visit.

The suspect car is described as a light-coloured sedan. It was last seen headed west on John Garland.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.