Multiple Violent Shootings In Toronto Last Night Include One Outside The Eaton Centre
Police responded to a call of a shooting outside the Eaton Centre at 11:10 p.m. last night.
Police are now investigating a series downtown Toronto shootings on September 19. According to Global News, emergency crews were first called to the area of Sumach Street and Dundas Street East just before 10:00 p.m. on Thursday after receiving reports of a shooting.
A spokesperson for Toronto Paramedics told the news outlet that a man was later taken to a trauma centre in serious but non-life-threatening condition. A large open area west of Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre and Regent Park Boulevard was shut down by police while they collected evidence.
Shortly afterwards, police responded to call of a man firing shots at a vehicle at Toronto’s Eaton Centre near Dundas Street West. Officers arrived on the scene just after 11:10 p.m. The area between Dundas Street West and Bay street was also closed down so that police could investigate. A shell casing could be seen near the shopping centre.
CP24 reported that there is no word on whether or not the incidents are connected. Police have yet to release a description of the suspect in either incident.
A person was killed and another found in critical condition following a separate shooting in the area of Middlefield Road and McNicoll. Police arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and they quickly located a man with life-threatening injuries.
Back in August, 17 people were reported injured after 14 separate shootings over the Civic Holiday long weekend.
The sharpforced Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders to make a plea for witnesses to come forward. Mayor John Tory also expressed a need for a Toronto handgun ban.
“This is not Toronto,” Chief Mark Saunders stated during a press conference at police headquarters on August 5. “And rest assured that I will be providing the resources where they need to be to solve these cases.”