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Homicide #56/2020,
25 Patika Avenue,
Hamdi Zakarie, 27

Broadcast time: 14:18
Friday, October 2, 2020


Case #: 2020-1863629

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a homicide investigation.

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, at approximately 9:15 a.m., police responded to a shooting out front of 25 Patika Avenue.

It is reported that:

- a man was standing outside of his vehicle after putting a baby in the rear seat

- unknown suspects drove past the man and shot at him

- the man died at the scene from the wounds he sustained

He has been identified as Hamdi Zakarie, 27, of Toronto.

Investigators have been canvassing the neighbourhood and have gathered video surveillance from local residents and businesses. It is believed that the suspects had been in the area some time prior waiting for Hamdi Zakarie to exit his house.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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.

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Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Joel Kulmatycki, Homicide