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Man shot dead on way to hospital with woma n, infant


A man in northwest Toronto was shot dead Thursday morning as he was heading to the hospital with a woman and a newborn baby, police said. The man was getting into a vehicle with a baby and a female companion when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting around 9:15 a.m. Spokeswoma­n Const. Laura Brabant said it’s not yet clear whether the man was the intended target, and no one else was hurt. Two men were seen leaving the area in a late-model four-door sedan, she said. While police believe there is no longer an immediate threat in the Lawrence Avenue West and Jane Street area, Brabant said the fact that the suspect remains at large is concerning. “You’ve got a potential shooter out there with a firearm in a vehicle, going around shooting in the middle of daylight, so that’s always a concern,” she said. The constable said the incident took place in a busy area that includes several schools, at a time when there would have been many people around. “We’re lucky no one was the victim of any stray bullets,” she said.

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