In a tragic incident, a 21-year old Indian student, identified as Kartik Vasudev, was killed after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds following a shooting at the entrance of a subway station in Canada’s Toronto city. Kartik was on his way to work and he was shot on Thursday evening at the Glen Road entrance to Sherbourne TTC station in St James Town.
He was immediately taken to a hospital but died during treatment, the Toronto Police Service said in a statement. The homicide squad of the Toronto Police Service has taken over the investigation. The police further said that they are looking to speak to any witnesses, drivers or businesses that have camera footage in the area.
“We are shocked & distressed at the unfortunate killing of Indian student Kartik Vasudev in a shooting incident in Toronto yesterday,” the Consulate General of India wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “We are in touch with the family and will provide all possible assistance in the early repatriation of mortal remains,” it said.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also expressed grief at the tragic incident. “Grieved by this tragic incident. Deepest condolences to the family,” Jaishankar tweeted. Kartik was a marketing management programme student at Seneca College and was taking the subway to his job when he was killed. He arrived in Canada in January.
As of now, police said the suspect in the shooting is a Black male standing five-foot-six to five-foot-seven inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen carrying a handgun walking south on Glen Road toward Howard Street, according to the news channel.