Police identify car used in 2016 murder

Abdullah Farah gunned down on Danforth Avenue in what may have been targeted shooting

Toronto Police have released new information regarding the murder of 20-year-old Abdullah Farah.

On April 17, 2016, Farah was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting at Danforth and Coxwell Avenues. The incident happened in front of the now-defunct Cloud Nine Café.

In a press conference at Toronto Police headquarters last week,  homicide Det. Leslie Dunkley explained that Farah and two friends were refused entry into the café.

“(They) walked away and attempted to cross the Danforth, at which point Mr. Farah was gunned down by the suspect vehicle,” Dunkley said.

Police have now identified the car involved in the shooting as a white 2007 Pontiac G5 sedan and have released CCTV footage from the night of the incident.

The victim, Abdullah Farah. (Toronto Police Services)

Hoping the vehicle is known to someone,  Dunkley asks any witnesses to contact the homicide squad, CrimeStoppers or his direct line at 416-808-7400, ext. 7724

Dunkley also said police have found the murder weapon, but would not disclose further details. Police still believe Farah was targeted and are appealing to the two witnesses with him that night for information. A motive is still unknown.

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Posted: Oct 2 2017 12:12 pm
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