Indian Student From Ghaziabad Shot Dead At Subway Station In Canada

New Delhi: According to Toronto police, a 21-year-old Indian student was died after receiving several gunshot wounds while on his way to work at the entrance of a subway station in Canada’s Toronto city.

Kartik Vasudev, the victim, was shot near the Glen Road entrance to the Sherbourne TTC station in St James Town on Thursday evening.

Vasudev was treated by an off-duty paramedic and transferred to a hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment, according to the Toronto Police Service.

The inquiry has been handed over to the Toronto Police Service’s homicide unit.

Investigators would like to speak to any witnesses that were in the area at the time, as well as any drivers or businesses that have camera footage, the police said.

“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 on Friday.

“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 expressed grief at the killing.

Vasudev’s brother told the CP24 news channel that his brother was a Seneca College student who was slain while riding the subway to work.

In January, he came in Canada. Vasudev was enrolled in Seneca College’s marketing management programme, according to the school.

“Grieved by this tragic incident. Deepest condolences to the family,” Jaishankar tweeted.

“The Seneca community is saddened to hear of the tragic death of Kartik Vasudev, a first-semester Marketing Management student,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Vasudev’s family, friends and classmates. Counselling support is being made available to students and employees.” 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.

“Mr. Vasudev’s family, friends, and classmates are in our thoughts. Students and staff will have access to counselling services.” The shooter is described as a Black male with a medium build, approximately five-foot-six to five-foot-seven inches tall.

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