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Homicide #19/2017,
Abdiqani Abshir, 24

Broadcast time: 14:49
Thursday, May 25, 2017

55 Division

Case #: 2017-904599

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 11:45 p.m., police responded to a call for a man who had been shot in the Cavell Avenue/Pape Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- emergency services located a man in the Gerrard Street East/Logan Avenue area with gunshot wounds

- he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced

- while investigating the crime scene, a second crime scene was discovered at 96 Cavell Avenue

- at this second scene, police found a deceased woman

The man has been identified as Abdiqani Abshir, 24, of Toronto. A post-mortem examination determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.

The investigation into the woman's death is ongoing. Her identity will not be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rob North, Homicide