Man dead after shooting near Union Station in Toronto caused lockdown


Toronto’s Union Station was locked down Saturday night after a nearby shooting killed a man.

The shooting took place outside Union Station and Scotiabank Arena near York Street and Bremner Boulevard, shortly after a Blue Jays game ended.

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Police received multiple calls reporting the incident around 7:30 p.m. They say early investigative efforts led them to believe the shooting was targeted.

Neither the age nor the name of the victim have been disclosed.

Two male suspects fled the scene after the shooting, Toronto Police Department Inspector Paul Krawcyzk said during a Saturday night media briefing.

One fled south toward Lakeshore, while the other ran into Union Station, causing the lockdown.

After trains stopped coming in and out of the station, the lockdown was lifted.

“I want people to know it’s safe to go home,” Krawcyzk said, noting that police will be soliciting footage of the incident.

“Police reported tonight that a gunshot victim was outside Union Station and they have ordered the station evacuated,” said Anne Marie Aikins, media and public relations manager for Metrolinx, to Global News, noting that she and her family were among those evacuated.

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Suri Diaz, 29, was eating at Union Chicken inside the station when security arrived and told restaurant patrons to slowly start making their way to the exit.

“A few minutes later, the station was completely evacuated and the police were on the scene,” she told Global News.

Union Station has 300,000 daily visitors, according to its website.

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