Anthony Soares was inside the front doors of a Scarborough highrise waiting to be buzzed in — with nowhere to run — when two gunmen suddenly ambushed him.
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Chris Doucette, aka The Douce, is a crime reporter, feature writer, occasional MMA columnist and photographer. For more than 15 years, he has reported on the murder and mayhem in the country’s largest city, covering some of Toronto's most heinous crimes and horrific tragedies. The award-winning reporter was on the scene for many of the record-setting 52 deadly shootings during the infamous Year of the Gun in 2005, including the Boxing Day bloodbath on Yonge St., and on Danzig St. following the city’s worst ever mass shooting in 2012. Gang violence, biker and mob wars, abductions, Doucette has been there for it all. He travelled to Cuba in 2010 to help bring home an Ontario teen trapped in the communist country, covered the deadly Algo Centre Mall collapse in Elliot Lake in 2012 and was on the ground in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. The Douce has also written extensively about mixed martial arts, urging the Ontario government to lift its ban on the sport, which it finally did in 2010, and calling the action from Octagon-side as a record-setting 55,000 fight fans packed the Rogers Centre in 2011 for UFC 129 — Toronto’s first ever UFC event. A married father of two, Doucette also served his country as a soldier in the Royal Canadian Regiment prior to embarking on his journalism career.
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