A man in his 30s was shot dead in an apparent drive-by shooting in Rexdale yesterday. The slaying, in broad daylight, is the area’s third in the last month.

Police at the scene outside a townhouse complex on Mount Olive and Silverstone drives, near Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue West, said they will be “focusing efforts in the area” to help stem the violence.

At 2 p.m., the victim was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Sunnybrook hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Det. Doug Sansom said the victim was “marginally” known to police and does not live in the area. Police did not release the name of the victim yesterday.

Police at the scene earlier said the victim was visiting someone in the area when he was gunned down just steps from his car, a gold-coloured Honda Accord.

Toronto Police Insp. Doug Quan said “it’s too early to tell” if this murder is connected to last week’s slaying of Tevane Sean Lennon.