Three separate shootings in Toronto on Sunday afternoon leave four injured
Toronto police are investigating three separate shootings in the city on Sunday afternoon that injured four people, including two teenagers.
Emergency crews were first called to 121 Humber Boulevard near Weston Road and Black Creek Drive at 2:42 p.m. to reports of gunshots.
Toronto Police Const. Alex Li said officers located a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. They were both rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Police are investigating a shooting at 121 Humber Boulevard that sent two teenagers to hospital on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Simon Sheehan/CP24)
« It’s worrying, especially with young people getting shot, » Li said.
He noted that up to 15 gunshots were heard in the area.
“We have already spoken to many witnesses. As you can see, there are many apartments behind us and townhouse complexes. We would like to thank the residents of the community for coming and having us helped with the first information, » he said.
« I want to reaffirm the fact that we have deployed all available resources in the region to ensure the security of the area. »
TWO MORE MOVIES
At around 4:17 p.m., Li said officers responded to another shooting on Amaranth Courth, south of the Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West area.
Police record a scene of a shooting on Amaranth Courth near Lawrence Avenue West and Allen Road on Sunday June 19, 2022.
Upon arrival, officers located a man with gunshot wounds. Li said the victim was taken to hospital via emergency rush.
He is in critical condition.
Minutes later, at 4:24 p.m., police were called to a third shooting more than two miles away on Lotherton Pathway near Caledonia Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
Upon arrival, officers located a man with no vital signs, Li said. There is no update on his condition, but paramedics said they did not transport anyone to hospital.
Police are at the scene of a shooting on Lotherton Pathway in the area of Caledonia Road and Lawrence Avenue West on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Simon Sheehan/CP24)
« We have specialized units, our guns and gangs task force has been deployed, and our neighborhood officers are in the area, » Li said.
He noted that police do not yet have any suspicious information about the three shootings.
« It’s hard every day, but especially on Father’s Day, and a lot of us are fathers. And it affects us, » Li said, calling the shooting « brazen. »
“It is a cause for concern. But we want to reassure the community that we have all the support that has been given with us, with the Toronto police as well as victim services to help these families. And we will ensure that the community feels safe and supported during this time. »
Later that evening, police responded to another shooting in the McCowan Road and Milner Avenue area. Four people were found with gunshot wounds and taken to hospital.