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Toronto police seize weapons in public housing sweep

Toronto police raided several public housing buildings on Friday morning, seizing various weapons from common areas.

Police wouldn’t say what kind of weapons were seized or how many, only that the investigation is “on-going.”

The Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) praised officers involved in the sweep, saying it made their buildings safer.

“We are pleased that Toronto Police have removed weapons from Toronto Community Housing buildings,” the TCHC said in a statement.

“It demonstrates the strong partnership between Toronto Police and our Community Safety Unit in working together to make our communities safer for residents.”

Police said no arrests were made, but would not comment further.

Three 15-year-old boys were fatally shot on or near TCHC properties in the past month.

Jarvis Montaque, a Grade 10 student at Father Henry Carr high school, was killed outside a TCHC building on Jamestown Crescent in Rexdale on Sunday.

St. Aubyn Rodney was shot at 40 Turf Grassway, near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West, on Feb. 11.

And Tyson Bailey, a high school football star, was killed near the troubled Regent Park neighbourhood on Jan. 18 and left to die in a stairwell.