Toronto police said a 21-year-old Indian student was killed after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting at the entrance to a subway station in the Canadian city of Toronto while on his way to work.
The victim, identified as Kartik Vasudev, was gunned down Thursday evening at the Glen Road entrance of Sherbourne TTC station in St James Town.
Vasudev received medical attention from an off-duty paramedic and was taken to a hospital where he died while undergoing treatment, Toronto police said in a statement.
The Toronto Police Department’s homicide squad has taken over the investigation.
The police would like to get in touch with any witnesses who were in the area at the time, and with drivers or companies that have CCTV footage.
Saddened by this tragic incident. Deepest sympathy to the family. https://t.co/guG7xMwEMt
– dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) Apr 8, 2022
“We are shocked and alarmed by the unfortunate murder of Indian student Kartik Vasudev yesterday in a shooting incident in Toronto,” India’s consulate general wrote in a statement on Twitter on Friday.
“We are in contact with the family and will provide all possible assistance with the early repatriation of the remains,” the message read.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar expressed his sadness at the assassination.
“Saddened by this tragic incident. Deepest condolences to the family,” Jaishankar tweeted.
Vasudev’s brother told news channel CP24 that he was a student at Seneca College and was taking the subway to work when he was murdered.
He arrived in Canada in January.
Seneca College said Vasudev was enrolled in its marketing management program.
“The Seneca community is saddened to hear of the tragic death of Kartik Vasudev, a Marketing Management student in the first semester,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“Our thoughts are with Mr. Vasudev’s family, friends and classmates. Guidance is provided to students and staff.” Police said the suspect in the shooting is a black man who is six to five feet tall with an average build.
According to the news station, he was last seen walking south with a gun on Glen Road toward Howard Street.