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Victim identified in Summerhill shooting

Emergency crews at the scene after a shooting in the Summerhill area of Toronto on Jan. 29. 2021. CITYNEWS/ Walter Korolewych

Toronto police have identified the victim of the fatal shooting in the Summerhill area Friday night.

Officers were called to the area to Mathersfield Drive around 8 p.m.as several callers reported hearing multiple gunshots. The shooting occured in a laneway next to a row of townhomes.

Two victims were found with gunshot wounds on the scene. A male victim was pronounced dead on the scene while the 27-year-old female victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The man has been identified as 23-year-old Sirac Tesfay of Toronto.

Witnesses reported seeing a smaller light-coloured, possibly grey or silver, four-door sedan with dark tinted windows flee the area at a high rate of speed.

There has been no further suspect information released.

This is the fourth homicide in Toronto in 2021.