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Teen killed in Thorncliffe Park area shooting, victim identified

Last Updated Apr 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm EDT

Emergency vehicles outside the Leaside Park pool where a person was fatally shot, April 6, 2020. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

Toronto police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that happened in the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood Sunday night.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive just before 11 p.m. after multiple gunshots were heard in the area.

According to police, multiple shots were heard near a vehicle parked in Leaside Park and a number of people were seen running from the area.

When police arrived at the scene they found the victim sitting in a car that had crashed into the side of the Leaside Park Pool building.

Paramedics quickly began performing CPR and first aid on the victim to try to save their life. However, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Nazirullah Abdul-Rashid of Toronto.

Police used drone technology to help officers search the area for suspects and collect aerial images of the crime scene.

No suspect description has been released.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen the shooting or have information on the case to come forward and speak with police.