Police search for suspect in 2020 drive-by shooting

Usman Kassim, 38, is seen in this undated photograph provided by police.

Toronto police have identified a suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting in North York last year.

The incident took place around 6 p.m. on April 1, 2020 near Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue East.

According to investigators, an unspecified number of people were sitting inside a car in the area when they were approached by a man driving a grey SUV.

The driver of the SUV allegedly fired a gun at the occupants of the car as it drove past, police say.

On Friday, investigators identified a suspect in connection with the case.

Toronto resident Usman Kassim, 38, is wanted on two counts of attempted murder.

Kassim has been described by investigators as being about six-foot-four and 180 pounds, with a shaved head.

He was last seen driving a 2020 Grey Dodge Durango with a licence plate number CMCM315.

Police say the suspect is believed to be violent, armed and dangerous. Residents are urged not to approach him and to call 911 immediately.