Toronto Police were about to break up a house party in Etobicoke after receiving a noise complaint when the situation took a turn for the worse. Now a Toronto man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting occurred at that house party.
Police were called to the house near Dundas and Islington around 11:40 PM on Friday night. There was a large crowd from around 50 to 100 people that they were trying to disperse. It was after police were already on the scene that shots were fired.
Police report that they found a man with gunshot wounds in his lower body. He was in life-threatening condition when the found him and transported to the hospital. However, police believe he will survive his injuries.
Along with the victim, police also found and arrested two suspects on the scene. They also report that they found numerous firearms at the scene. Neither the suspects nor the victim has been identified by police yet. This means we don't know their ages, but police stated that some information they received indicates that there were teenagers at the party, however, those reports are unconfirmed.
They also haven't revealed whether any charges have been laid in this case or what those charges may be.
The house where this took place is on Dundas St W, in Etobicoke. While a shooting is terrible under any circumstances, this is especially bad for these homeowners since this house, which is now a crime scene, is currently on the market.
The house is listed for $1.95 million dollars. While the investigation will likely stall the sale of the home, fortunately, in Ontario, there is no legal requirement to disclose whether a crime has taken place when selling a home.
On top of that, in most places were laws like that exist it only pertains to murders and deaths, and since no one died in last night's shooting, that law wouldn't apply here even if it did exist.
This is the second incident related to Islington Avenue to take place last night. Toronto Police also announced today that a suspect has been arrested on Friday, April 26 in relation to a murder on Islington that took place back in 2016. Police have not connected the two cases together.