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Homicide #52/2022
Gilder Drive and Eglinton Avenue East area,
Zaybion Lawrence, 17
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Homicide and Missing Persons Unit

Case #: 2022-1839939

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of a homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at approximately 3:43 p.m., police responded to a call for a shooting in the Gilder Drive and Eglinton Avenue East area.

It is reported that:

  • officers arrived on scene and located a boy suffering from gunshot wounds
  • the boy was taken to hospital by paramedics in life-threatening condition
  • the boy succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the hospital

The boy has been identified as Zaybion Lawrence, 17, of Toronto.

The Homicide and Missing Persons Unit has taken carriage of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at


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By Constable Sinderela Chung

Constable Sinderela Chung

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Sergeant Jeff Allington

Detective Sergeant Jeff Allington

Homicide and Missing Persons Unit


Zaybion Lawrence, 17
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