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Homicide #1/2020
Oak Street and River Street area,
Ahmed Yakot, 21



Broadcast time: 17:20
Thursday, January 2, 2020

51 Division
416-808-7400

Case #: 2020-5967


On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 10:30pm., officers responded to a call to the sound of shots fired in the Oak Street and River Street area.

It is reported:

- two men – both 21– were shot at by suspects in a dark coloured sedan

- the car fled the scene

- on arrival, officers located two men with gunshot wounds and they were taken to hospital

- one of the men suffered life-threatening injuries, while the second man had serious but not critical injuries.


On Thursday, January 2, 2020, Ahmed Yakot, 21, of Toronto, died in hospital as a result of his injuries. His family has been informed.

His image has been released.

The investigation remains ongoing and officers are urging anyone who was in the area at the time, or has any information about the shooting, to immediately contact police.

In particular, anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage, around the time of the incident, is also encouraged to contact detectives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Henri Marsman, Homicide




Homicide #1/2020
Oak Street and River Street area,
Ahmed Yakot, 21



Ahmed Yakot, 21, of Toronto died after being shot on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Above: Ahmed Yakot, 21, of Toronto died after being shot on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.