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Homicide #23/2014,
Abshir Hassan, 31

Broadcast time: 10:17
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

32 Division

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at approximately 12:15 a.m., police on patrol in the Lawrence Heights area heard several gunshots.

Officers searching the area found a 31-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, and an 18-year-old woman with multiple gunshot wounds.

They were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 31-year-old man has since succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Abshir Hassan, 31, of Toronto.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. 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 Sergeant Debbie Harris, Homicide