Police identify teen shot and killed in Rexdale
Police say 18-year-old Toronto resident Aseel Yehya has been identified as the victim of a deadly shooting in Rexdale last week. (Toronto Police Service handout)
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:08AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:02PM EST
An 18-year-old Toronto man has been identified by police as the victim of a deadly shooting in Rexdale earlier this week.
Police say Aseel Yehya was shot and killed near Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive on Jan. 9 shortly before 9:30 p.m.
Investigators previously said Yehya tried to run after he was shot but collapsed. Witnesses on scene attempted to provide first aid until paramedics arrived but Yehya was later pronounced dead in hospital.
Investigators have not yet provided any information on possible suspects but police previously said as many as four suspects were seen fleeing the area following the shooting.
One witness told CP24 that the victim was coming out of a drive-through and was standing on the corner of Redwater and Elmhurst drives when a dark-coloured car pulled up and multiple suspects got out of the vehicle.
According to the witness, at least two suspects began firing at the victim and then took off.