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Beloved Tamil Student Killed in Overnight Scarborough Shooting

Toronto police said they believe a 21-year-old student at York University’s Schulich School of Business was the intended target of a fatal shooting in Malvern overnight based on the way he was ambushed.

Toronto police said they believe a 21-year-old student at York University’s Schulich School of Business was the intended target of a fatal shooting in Malvern overnight based on the way he was ambushed.

The young man, identified as Scarborough resident Venojan Suthesan, was gunned down outside Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute, located near Tapscott Road and Washburn Way, at around midnight Monday.

Family members said he had just finished work and was on his way to the gym when he was shot.

Speaking to reporters at the scene on Monday, Homicide Det. Andy Singh said Suthesan lived a short distance from where the shooting took place and his family said his gym was located directly across the street from the high school.

While a possible motive has not been determined for the killing, Singh said the victim, who was “immediately blitzed,” was the intended target.

“He finished his shift at a local restaurant and took the bus home and he arrived home just around 11 p.m. What we know now is that he left his house around 11:30 p.m. and he ended up in the area of Tapscott Road and Washburn Way,” he said. “This is where we believe – on the school property – he was blitzed by a suspect we believe was waiting for him and this suspect discharged multiple rounds and Suthesan was struck multiple times.”

When asked if mistaken identity was a possible factor in the murder, Singh said investigators are “open” to the idea.

Singh said the suspect was seen fleeing the scene southbound on Washburn Way armed with a handgun following the incident. He has been described by officers as a five-foot-10 male with dark skin, who was wearing a white or light-coloured hoodie with light-brown khaki pants at the time.

*You can read the rest of the article originally published on cp24.com here.*

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