Toronto police have identified a second suspect wanted in connection with the beating death of a 60-year-old man in the west end on Thursday night.

Police say the victim, Richard Pepper, was walking with a friend in the area of Dundas Street West and Mabelle Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. when they were approached by a group of men and assaulted.

The victim's friend was able to escape but police say Pepper sustained serious head injuries and later died in hospital.

Investigators previously released the name of the first suspect, 22-year-old Jamal Abdinasir Hassan, and now say a second suspect has been identified.

Gonffa Krow, 20, of Toronto, is wanted for second-degree murder, police say.

The suspect is described as black, five-foot-seven and weighs 143 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.