Toronto police are investigating three separate shootings in the city on Sunday afternoon that left four people injured, including two teenagers.
Emergency crews were first called to 121 Humber Boulevard, near Weston Road and Black Creek Drive, at 2:42 p.m. for reports of shots fired.
Toronto police Const. Alex Li said officers located a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds. They were both rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Police are investigating a shooting on 121 Humber Boulevard that sent two teenage boys to the hospital on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Simon Sheehan/CP24)
“It’s concerning, especially with young people being shot,” Li said.
He noted up to 15 shots were heard in the area.
“We have spoken already to numerous witnesses. As you can tell, it’s a lot of apartments behind us and townhouse complexes. We want to thank the community residents for coming out and helping us out with initial information,” he said.
“I want to reaffirm the fact that we have deployed all available resources in the area to keep the area safe.”
TWO MORE SHOOTINGS
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 have taped off a scene of a shooting on Amaranth Courth, near Lawrence Avenue West and Allen Road, on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
When they arrived, officers located a man with a gunshot wound. Li said the victim was transported to the hospital via an emergency run.
He is in critical condition.
Minutes later, at 4:24 p.m., police were called to a third shooting more than two kilometres away on Lotherton Pathway, near Caledonia Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
Upon arrival, officers located a man without vital signs, Li said. There is no update on his condition.
Police are on the scene of a shooting on Lotherton Pathway, in the Caledonia Road and Lawrence Avenue West area, on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Simon Sheehan/CP24)
“We have specialized units, our guns and gangs task force have been deployed, as well as our neighbourhood officers are in the area,” Li said.
He noted that police do not yet have suspect information on the three shootings.
“It’s tough any day, but especially on Father’s Day, and many of us are fathers. And this hits home,” Li said, calling the shootings “brazen.”
“It’s a cause for concern. But we want to reassure the community that we have all support that have been brought upon with us, with the Toronto Police as well as victim services to assist these families. And we will ensure that the community feels safe and supported during this time.”
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