Several Toronto schools in lockdown after person carrying rifle located, shot: police

Multiple Toronto schools are in lockdown after a person was shot near an elementary school in Scarborough’s Port Union area on Thursday afternoon, first responders and an eyewitness said.

Paramedics tell CP24 they were called to the corner of Lawrence Avenue East and Port Union Road at 1:24 p.m. for a shooting.

Paramedics are shown on scene after a shooting near a Scarborough school on Thursday.

Approximately 30 minutes prior to the shooting, police were called to Maberley Crescent and Oxhorn Road for reports of a person carrying a rifle on the street.

Police said an officer discharged a firearm at a suspect and struck them at least once. That person is now in police custody and their condition is unknown.

Video obtained from the scene shows officers cordoning off a section of Port Union Road. A body covered with an orange tarp can be seen on the sidewalk.

Toronto District School Board says Joseph Howe Senior Public School, and Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute are currently in lockdown as a result..Charlottetown Junior Public School is in a hold and secure. William G Davis Junior Public School’s lockdown has been lifted. 

Police have said there is no wider threat to the public at this time. A media officer will be present at the scene at 3 p.m. to provide further details.

With files from CP24’s Chris Herhalt.

This is a developing story. More to come…

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