In just eight hours Toronto Police dealt with three separate shooting, landing one man in hospital fighting for his life. The most serious of the shootings took place in the early morning hours near St. Clair Avenue and Old Weston Road.
Police are investigating an early morning a shooting in the 1700 block of St. Clair Avenue West. A man was shot multiple times including the head. Police are asking for anyone who heard anything in the area from 4:00 a.m. to 4:20 a.m. when the man was located by the police to report that information.
Earlier on Wednesday evening a man was shot in the back in the Birchmount Road and Sheppard Avenue East area. He underwent surgery and is expected to recover.
A shooting took place inside the Bond Place Hotel at 65 Dundas Street East just after 11:00 p.m. A youth is reported to have been shot in the buttocks.
There is a common theme that the police are dealing with from each of these shootings, a lack of information on suspects. Constable Wendy Drummond said that the public is helping police with information on several crimes in the Toronto area but so far in the recent shootings, two of which resulted in young men dying, there has been a lack of information.
"We have had some great cooperation with the public in recent investigations," Drummond said.
Asked to if the recent gunfire is out of place for Toronto Constable Drummond said that 'this happens' and that there is no rhyme or reason as to when more gunfire incidents happen in the city.
"Generally the summer months are busier with people being out and about but it can happen at anytime," Drummond said.