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Toronto police arrest man in connection with daylight shooting in Little Italy

A Toronto of police car at a 2012 crime scene in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Chidley-Hill
June 21, 2012 - 9:44 PM

TORONTO - Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly daylight shooting which took place in Toronto's Little Italy this week.

Officials say 26-year-old Dean Wiwchar was arrested without incident on Thursday and will appear in court to face a first-degree murder charge on Friday.

They say Wiwchar is a resident of British Columbia who has a connection to Toronto, and was carrying identification under different names.

Toronto police aren't saying much else about the case as an "extensive investigation" involving other police forces, including the RCMP, is still underway.

Police have said Monday's shooting was a targeted attack against John Raposo, who died from a shot to the head.

Another man, whose name isn't being released, was wounded in the crossfire, but police have said he wasn't an intended target. He is expected to survive.

The 35-year-old Raposo was known to police, but officials have not provided other details. Media reports suggest he may have had ties to organized crime but did not belong to a group himself.

Monday's shooting outside the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe took place as dozens of soccer fans gathered at the gelato shop to watch a European Championship game.

At the time, the gunman was wearing a white hard hat, an orange safety vest with fluorescent green ``X'' on the front and back and had a white filter mask on his face.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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