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Toronto police ID victim in Willowridge Road homicide

Odale Leslie, 28, of Mississauga, was killed on Willowridge Road in Toronto on May 16, 2021. (H-O/TPS)

Odale Leslie, 28, of Mississauga, is Toronto's latest homicide victim, police said Monday

Leslie was one of four men shot on Willowridge Road in Etobicoke on Sunday

This is Toronto's 23rd homicide 2021

Toronto police have identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal shooting in Etobicoke.

Police said they were called to the Willowridge Road and Eglinton Avenue West area at around 2:21 p.m. Sunday following reports of gunfire.

Police said two vehicles, a Toyota Camry and a Mercedes, were parked in front of a building on Willowridge Road when another vehicle entered the roundabout in front of the building and began firing on the occupants of the two vehicles.

Four male victims were taken to a trauma centre suffering from gunshot wounds.

Odale Leslie, 28, of Mississauga, was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said Monday.

One man has life-threatening injuries and the other two have non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they are searching for a vehicle they describe as a black, four-door sedan.  It’s thought it might be a 2014-2018 Audi A6.

“There’s dozens of shots that were fired, one officer estimated that maybe close to 100 shots,” said Duty Insp. Mike Williams said on Sunday. “Things that we’re looking at is, how many shooters were involved, was there an exchange of gunfire, and that’s why we’re looking to the public to try and help us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police directly. Tips can also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers.

This is Toronto’s 23rd homicide of the year, police said.


Photos: Willowridge Road deadly shooting