Homicide investigators are asking members of public for information into two shootings on March 17, in the Islington-Dixon area, that left one person dead.
“Somebody out there can provide insight on why these shootings incurred,” said Detective Sergeant Mike Patterson at a headquarters news conference.
On March 17 at 3:18 p.m., police were called to 2063 Islington Avenue for a shooting. Officers found 21-year-old Ahmad Sayid with gunshot wounds. Sayid was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening wounds and was uncooperative with police at the time, said Patterson.
At 8:15 p.m., shortly after police officers had wrapped up their work and left the scene, police were called for a second shooting in the same building.
Malcom Marfo, 22, was found with gunshot wounds, lying near an exit door, unconscious but breathing. He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries, two day later, on March 19.
Marfo is believed to have been killed as retaliation for the earlier shooting according to Patterson.
“It appears at this stage that the murder of Mr. Marfo may be retaliatory in nature for the shooting of Sayid,” said Patterson.
At the time of Marfo’s shooting, several witnesses saw the suspects flee the scene, added the Detective Sergeant.
“The reason we are releasing Sayid’s photograph is to generate witnesses into this investigation,” he said. “Investigators from 23 Division and Homicide have worked tirelessly since Tuesday afternoon and continue to pore over an abundance of evidence.”
Patterson encouraged anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux at 416-808-7400, extension 77387, or Detective Sergeant Mike Patterson at 416-808-7400, extension 77394, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, 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.