Chief Mark Saunders of the Toronto Police announced this morning that police are currently looking for a fourth suspect in connection to the Raptors parade shooting. Three suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting on Monday afternoon, but police still say there is a person of interest at large. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact police.
On Tuesday, Saunders described to CP24 that this person of interest is a five-foot-nine white male with short brown hair. This suspect was last seen wearing a white button-down t-shirt, running from the scene westbound on Queen Street.
Saunders states that they are hoping the public will be able to help find this suspect. "There were definitely people there that saw and would probably have no idea in connecting the dots that's the person we're looking for," he said.
The shooting took place on Monday afternoon near Nathan Phillips Square at around 4:00 PM. Gunshots were heard in the crowd, and thousands of fans started running in all directions as the shots rang out.
Narcity reported that Toronto Police confirmed late Monday evening that four people were suffering from gunshot wounds, though none of their injuries were life-threatening. Toronto Police also took three people into custody that evening and two firearms were seized during the arrests.
However, Saunders is now telling CP24 that the two firearms that were seized on Monday do not appear to be the guns that were actually used in the shooting.
Saunders states that the firearms that were seized on Monday are 'not consistent' with the evidence that they already have. Saunders explains that the casings of the bullets that were found on the scene don't' match the guns that they previously believed were part of the shooting.
The three people that were arrested by Toronto Police during the Raptors parade shooting are now all facing firearms charges.