Monday, January 24, 2022

The victim of the deadly weekend shooting has been identified as Ryerson University student Olivier Dundas. CBC News

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in downtown Toronto on Saturday.

Police have identified the deceased as 20-year-old Olivier Dundas.

Ryerson University said in a statement and tweet on Monday that Dundas was a journalism student at the school.

“On behalf of Ryerson University, we extend our deepest condolences to the student’s family, friends and loved ones,” the university said in a statement.

The university’s School of Journalism said it was shocked and saddened by his passing.

Dundas was shot near Bloor Street East and Church Street. The officers were called to the spot shortly before 11 pm on Saturday night.

When the officers arrived, they found Danda and tried to save his life. Toronto paramedics took him to hospital without any significant symptoms, where he was pronounced dead.

Counseling available for Ryerson students, staff

The university said the death of a student can be “difficult and upsetting to our community” and that the university has counseling available for students and staff who may need it.

Students can find out about the services available to them at Ryerson Center for Student Development and Counselling.

Also, the university said Keep.meSAFE is a mental health counseling service that specializes in student mental health support and provides 24/7 access to licensed counselors via telephone and mobile chat. The university said mental health care can be provided in more than 60 languages ​​and that students from outside Canada can also access the service.

Employees who need counseling can access the Employee and Family Support Program for resources and counseling.


Toronto police released a photo on Saturday of two other suspects wanted in connection with the deadly shootings near Bloor Street East and Church Street. (Toronto Police Service)

Dundas’ death is the sixth murder in the city this year.

Police say they are still searching for two other suspects in connection with the shooting, which were captured in surveillance footage.

Anyone who may have information or dashboard camera footage or video surveillance is being asked to contact investigators at (416) 808-7400.

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