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Investigation into Attempt Murder and
Endangering the Life of a Child Under 5,
Pape Avenue and Withrow Avenue area

Broadcast time: 13:33
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

55 Division

Case #: 2017-1967442

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with an Attempt Murder and Endangering the Life of a Child Under 5 investigation in the Pape Avenue and Withrow Avenue area.

It is reported that:

- on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 8:55 p.m., a man, 20, was parked on Pape Avenue when an unknown man approached the driver’s-side window

- the unknown man began shooting into the vehicle

- numerous shots were fired into the man's car, some striking him and others narrowly missing a child under the age of five also in the vehicle

The man is described as possible teenager, black, dark complexion, 5'5"-5'6", thin build, skinny face, clean-shaven, pointy chin, small thin lips. He was wearing dark pants, black bubble vest or jacket, red straight-brimmed hat with hood over hat and possibly white shoes. The man was last seen in a silver SUV with tinted windows, southbound on Pape Avenue from Withrow Avenue.

Police are asking businesses in 55 Division, specifically businesses in the area of Greenwood Avenue to the east, Broadview Avenue to the west, Gerrard Street East to the south and Danforth Avenue to the north, to check their security systems between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017, to see if their systems captured any evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Greg Yan, 55 Division