Last Wednesday evening (May 20th), it was reported on the news that 33-year old Marlon Lennox Mason aka “Shaggy”, was gunned down in front of his car after leaving a barbeque-birthday party on Campbell Avenue in Toronto’s Junction Triangle area (Dupont & Landsdowne). It is reported that last Wednesday evening, “Shaggy” walked to his car, parked on the street, alone, after saying goodbye to his friends. A few moments after, people at the barbeque heard gunshots and found Mr. Mason outside, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Despite a valient effort by friends who rushed him to hospital, “Shaggy” would be pronounced dead some moments after. Investigators are interviewing witnesses at the moment, but suspect(s) are on the loose and the motive for the shooting is still unknown to police who won’t rule out the possibility that Mr. Mason was targeted by at least one shooter. Mason, with no criminal record, and a father of five, was known to the reggae-dancehall community as a member and volunteer of CIUT’s (University of Toronto) “Morning Ride” community Radio Show.
“Shaggy” – you were known as a nice person, someone who wouldn’t hurt anyone. Your family, friends, listeners and loved ones will miss you we all hope you have found peace in a better place. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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