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Police probe fatal shooting in west end

05/10/2012 05:06 EDT | Updated 07/10/2012 05:12 EDT

A man in his late 20s is the latest shooting victim at a west Toronto address that has become notorious in recent years for gun violence.

The shooting occurred Thursday outside the Cooper Mills Homes complex at 4020 Dundas St. W., near Scarlett Road.

Const. Wendy Drummond said police got a call about the shooting at 3 p.m.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing two men fleeing the scene.

The victim later died in hospital. Police have not released his name.

At least four other shooting deaths have occurred at or near that townhouse complex in recent years including:

- May 1, 2009Jarvis St. Remy, 18, is shot at the corner of Dundas Street West and St. Clair Avenue. He was waiting for a bus just before 11 p.m. when two men walked up to him and opened fire. His aunt told police the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

- May 11, 2009 Less than two weeks after St. Remy’s shooting, 14-year-old Adrian Johnston is found dead in a field near the intersection of Scarlett Road and St. Clair Avenue. He had been shot. Neighbours said they heard three shots and told police they saw a man in dark clothing and a green baseball cap running away.

- March 3, 2011Shane Williams,19, is gunned down moments after stepping off a TTC bus on Dundas Street West near Scarlett Road. Williams was a talented musician known by the name DJ Platinum.

- Aug. 28, 2011Jermaine Smith, 28, is killed after a neighbourhood party at 4020 Dundas St. W. He had been shot numerous times.

None of the murders have been solved.

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