Toronto police are looking for two suspects — a teen gunman and his getaway driver — following Thursday’s brazen double shooting outside a North York school that sent a 14-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man to hospital.
The girl, who was shot in the ankle, has been released from hospital. Witnesses said the gunman appears to have shot her because she may have witnessed the 19-year-old being gunned down on Grandravine Drive. She was in the area to visit teachers from her old school, Oakdale Park Middle School.
The other victim—the apparent intended target—remains in critical condition at Sunnybrook. Police said the gunman shot the man several times from about a metre’s range as he walked out of the Oakdale Community Centre, near Jane and Finch. The centre is not far from Oakdale Park Middle School, which was placed in lockdown after the gunfire erupted.
Counsellors are being made available to students.
“The young lady who was the victim was a former student here at Oakdale Park,” principal Craig Crone said. He attended to the girl right after the shooting and waited with her until paramedics arrived.
On Friday investigators released a short description of the gunman:
-17 to 18 years old
-between five feet eight inches and five feet 10 inches tall
He was wearing a grey hooded shirt.
The suspect vehicle is described as a newer four-door silver car.
Detectives are also trying to track down the driver, but haven’t released a description.
Anyone with information should call police at (416) 808-3100 or Crime Stoppers at (416) 222-TIPS.