In the city's sixth homicide of the year, Toronto Police need the public's help to solve a recent Queen Street murder outside a night club. The shooting took place early on Friday, February 8 shortly before 2 AM.
Police were called to the scene over reports of a shooting. They arrived to find a young man suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics were also on scene to treat the victim but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have since identified him as Jaunoi Christian, a 24-year-old from Brampton.
A post-mortem examination will occur today to fully determine the exact cause of death and help with the investigation, but the police are asking for the public's help as well. They say they are currently speaking with witnesses who called 911 and the people in the club but they think other people in the area may have more information.
So far, reports are that a man was seen running away from the night club after the shooting. He has been described as male, black, six feet tall, and in his mid-thirties. At the time he was wearing jeans, a black jacket, and a blue and white toque. Police are hoping the public can help identify the suspect and also provide more information about what happened.
They are asking that if anyone was in the area early on Friday morning, to come forward and speak with them. They are also hoping that members of the public may have photos or videos around the time of the incident.
Anyone who may have relevant information is asked to contact the police at 416-808-7400 or to contact CrimeStoppers at 416-222-TIPS.
This latest night club shooting is the sixth homicide in Toronto so far this year. The first murder of 2019 came only six days into the new year when a man was stabbed to death in a Toronto apartment.
Unfortunately, while it's still early, so far this year, Toronto is on track to match or beat its record-breaking homicide count from 2018, when there were 96 murders in the city. At this time last year, there had only been five homicides.
The night club shooting happened at 366 Queen Street East near Parliament Street. Police are also looking into Vault Nightclub in the area.