A car was seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting.
Police have characterized the attack as “targeted.”
Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne of the Toronto Police homicide unit told reporters Thursday the victim did not have gang ties, but “his lifestyle may have put him at risk.” He would not elaborate.
Browne said the timing and location of the shooting, at a downtown intersection during rush hour, meant the public was at serious risk.
“We’re very fortunate there wasn’t any, as we refer to it, collateral damage, with misfires or people missing the target,” he said. “We were very, very fortunate no one else was injured.”