Update: the suspect turned himself in to police Sunday night.

Toronto Police have named the suspect of a shooting on a crowded subway platform at University and Queen over a week ago.

At a press conference last Wednesday, police said 21-year-old Curt John is already wanted in connection to several violent crimes, including a homicide last summer and a robbery in November. He is believed to be responsible for a recent car theft in the Jane and Finch area.

Detective Mark Shooter, the investigator assigned to the Osgoode subway case, told The Varsity that John is known to police but would not disclose any details.

“We received a lot of help from the public in identifying the suspect and we are actively searching for him,” said Detective Shooter.

According to police, John and the victim took the subway on Jan. 22 from Downsview to Osgoode station, where an argument erupted. John allegedly fired three shoots inside Osgoode station, injuring the 19-year-old in the thigh and abdomen.

Within minutes, police from the city’s Emergency Task Force and 52 division arrived to find midmorning riders in a panic and the suspect gone.

This is the second subway shooting in less than a year.

Last week the TTC announced that 36 police officers will be assigned to the subway system and high-risk bus routes beginning in May.

Security in subway stations is already getting a boost: plans are underway for video surveillance on subway cars, buses, and streetcars.

“The TTC has good surveillance. The security-camera photo we received from the TTC led to a lot of help from the public,” said Detective David Barwell, who has been following the Osgoode shooting.

Toronto Mayor David Miller, who was at U of T last Monday for a panel discussion on progressive politics, reiterated his call for a nationwide ban on handguns. Last year, he launched an online petition.

“Crime is down in general but the one thing we haven’t been able to get at is the guns,” Miller told The Varsity. “Toronto is a safe city, but we are not the city we should be if a third of guns used in crimes come from local sources.”

Police are urging anyone with information on Curt John’s whereabouts to call 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).