Scarborough shooting victim city’s 56th homicide

Police are looking for as many as three suspects after a 45-year-old man was shot and killed yesterday in Scarborough.

The victim has been identified as Carl Cole of Toronto.

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Shortly before 7 p.m. on Nov. 24, witnesses heard several gunshots at 65 Greenbrae Circt. near Bellamy Road and Lawrence Avenue, police say.

Two to three men were seen fleeing the scene in the victim’s car, a 2006 Chyrsler 300, police say.

Cole was found in the parking lot behind an apartment complex. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital, where he later died.

Police are unsure whether Cole lived in apartment building.

This is the second shooting on that street in the last three months. In September, a man’s body was found behind a building on Greenbrae Circuit.

Wednesday’s shooting marks Toronto’s 56th homicide of the year and fourth murder in the past week.

“There’s been a bit of a spike in the numbers but when we look at the year-to-date numbers, we’re pretty much on the same path as last year,” Const. Wendy Drummond said.

At the same time last year, there were 54 homicides and 239 shootings. There have been 56 homicides and 240 shootings this year, Drummond said.