Toronto police have made several arrests after a 10-year-old boy was injured in an east-end shooting earlier this month.
Three men – Jeremy Morgan, 18, Jaden Sauve, 20 and John Fetterly-Brown, 23 – and one female, 18-year-old Destany White-Campbell, all face numerous weapons and drug charges.
Police say both Morgan and Sauve were known to police and are believed to have participated in the shooting itself. They are facing 11 charges each including use of a firearm, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
A subsequent search warrant in relation to the shooting investigation uncovered a quantity of drugs, which led to the arrest of the other two suspects. Police say White-Campbell and Fetterly-Brown have not been charged with the shooting at this point.
Police chief Mark Saunders expressed his concern on the ages of the suspects in question.
“It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you are going to possess a firearm and use a firearm at any age, it’s a concern to us and it’s a concern to the community,” said Saunders.
“We take the steps from an enforcement capacity but there needs to be other entities involved in helping some of these young men make better decisions.”
The shooting happened just after 11:30 p.m. on June 3 at a townhouse on Blake Street in the Danforth and Jones Avenue area.
Police said gun shots were fired at the rear of the home. One of the bullets hit the child in the shoulder.
His injuries were not life-threatening and police said he appears to “be doing well.”
At the time, police said it appeared the home was targeted but there was no information to suggest the people inside were the intended targets.