Friday, July 1, 2022

1 killed, 7 injured in 4 separate shootings in Toronto on Sunday

It was a violent Father’s Day in Toronto after four separate shootings on Sunday that killed one man and injured seven others, including two teenage boys.

Police were first called at 2:42 p.m. to an apartment building on Humber Boulevard near Weston Road and Black Creek Drive to report the shooting.

Toronto Police Const. Alex Lee said officers found a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. Both of them were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

“It’s related, especially with young people being shot,” Lee said.

He noted that up to 15 shots were heard in the area.

“We have already spoken to several witnesses. As you can tell, it is a lot of apartments behind us and the townhouse complexes. We would like to thank the residents of the community for coming out and helping us with the initial information. are,” said Lee.

“I would like to confirm the fact that we have deployed all available resources in the area to keep the area safe.”

Police are investigating two other shootings in broad daylight

Around 4:17 p.m., Lee said officers responded to another shooting at Amarnath Court, south of the Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West area.

Allen and Lawrence Shooting

When they arrived, officers found one man wounded with a gunshot wound. Lee said the victim was taken through an emergency run to the hospital.

He is in critical condition.

Minutes later, at 4:24 p.m., police were called for a third shooting at a housing complex on Lowtherton Pathway, near Caledonia Road and Lawrence Avenue West, more than two kilometers away.

Upon arrival, officials traced a man without vital signs, Lee said. He was later declared brought dead at the scene.

Murder investigators have not been called to investigate the shooting.

A resident of the area said that six loud noises were heard. “They weren’t low caliber. They sounded like a high caliber, automatic because they went pop, pop, pop, pop, pop really loud,” he said.

He said a friend saw an SUV exiting the complex after the shooting.

Caledonia and Lawrence Shooting

“We have special units, our guns and gang task force deployed, as well as officers from our neighborhood in the area,” Lee said.

He said that the police have not received any suspicious information about the three shootings so far.

“It’s tough any day, but especially on Father’s Day, and many of us are fathers. And it hits home,” Lee called the shooting “shameless.”

“It is a matter of concern. But we want to reassure the community that we have all the support we have with Toronto Police as well as Victim Services to help these families. And we will make sure the community feels safe and in this situation. supported during

Fourth shooting at unapproved car meet

At around 8 p.m. police responded to the fourth shooting of the day at Scarborough in the city.

Police said four people were shot at an illegal car meet in a parking lot north of Highway 401 near McCowan Road and Milner Avenue.

Scarborough Shooting

According to Toronto paramedics, one of the victims suffered serious, life-changing injuries, two others received serious injuries, and a fourth victim had minor injuries.

Police said they are looking for a white Honda Civic that was seen leaving the area.

“Nobody wants this stuff to happen in Toronto,” said Inspector of Duty. Paul Krossick said. “It’s a tough day when we have to wake up on a day like Father’s Day and talk about these things. But really, no day like this is going to be a good day in Toronto.”

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