Five teenagers were seriously injured during a reportedly targeted Toronto shooting on October 30th, 2019. According to CBC, Toronto police stated that the victims are two girls and three boys, who are all between the ages of 16 to 18. It's also being reported by police that their injuries vary from serious to life-threatening.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders spoke with reporters at the scene of the crime, explaining that the shocking incident occurred in a hallway of a low-rise apartment in the Clearview Heights area near Trethewey Drive. “They're very young people that are shot," Saunders told CTV News. "There's no need for this to happen."

Police are describing the suspects as three males in their late teens to early 20s. They were last seen fleeing the crime scene in a black Sedan heading eastbound on Clearview Heights. Investigators also noted that the shooters were wearing dark-coloured clothing with hoodies.

The National Post reported that police believe the incident to be a clear case of a targeted shooting. A total of 30 shots were fired at the group of teenagers. However, it is uncertain at the moment how many of those managed to hit the teens. Police are asking the public for tips to help their investigation.

“There is the concern of retribution, and so if there is going to be any type of retribution, then that would add to our count, and that is something that is concerning,” Saunders said according to the Post.

Thankfully, Staff Sgt. Donovan Locke reported on Thursday that all five of the victims are likely to survive the shooting. It was reported that one of the teenagers underwent surgery overnight.

The fifth teenager was initially not discovered by police and was only recorded after they showed up to the hospital of their own accord.

Anyone with any information on the case should reach out to Toronto Police Services or Crime Stoppers.


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