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Shooting victim Roberto Dixon leaves behind a young family

02/01/2015 07:32 EST | Updated 04/03/2015 05:59 EDT
A weekend shooting claimed a Toronto man's life and left his three children without a father — meaning that their mother will now raise them on her own.

Roberto Dixon, 27, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after he and another man were shot in Alexandra Park.

The other victim lived, but Dixon died at the scene.

Within hours of the shooting, Toronto police identified Dixon as the man who had been killed.

Dixon lived in Toronto. And he was a father to a one-year-old girl named Anastasia, as well as her four-year-old sister Anaysia.

A day later, his daughters and their mother were at the community centre where he volunteered.

His four-year-old daughter said she wanted her dad to "come here." Her mother, Sharday Peynado, told her that he wouldn't, but they would pray for him.

Anaysia remembers her dad bringing her to school and playing games with him on his phone.

Dixon also helped raised 12-year-old T'aysia Peynado. She said he was "very kind and he was very nice" and that "he would give anybody anything if he had it."

Sharday Peynado said she doesn't know why anyone would want to kill the father of her daughters.

Dixon was killed in what police call a targeted shooting.

So far police have not provided any information about the suspect involved in the shooting or a motive.

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