One man is dead and two others seriously injured following a shooting on the northbound Highway 400 somewhere between Steeles Avenue West and Finch Avenue West Saturday night.
Police said they were initially called to a gas station near Finch Avenue West and Weston Road just after 7 p.m. for reports that an unspecified number of people had been shot.
A vehicle was driving northbound on Highway 400 when another vehicle pulled up next to them and a suspect began shooting. The victims in the first vehicle got off the highway at Finch and drove to a nearby gas station.
When officers arrived, they found one man in his 30s and two men in their 20s suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the men taken to a trauma centre was listed in life-threatening condition while the other were said to have serious but non-life-threatening injuries. One was shot in lower back while the other was shot in the leg. They were both released from hospital on Saturday night.
The victim has been identified as Terence Agtual, 28, of Toronto. Det. Sgt. Brandon Price said he was a passenger in the vehicle and there’s no indication anyone in that vehicle was involved in any criminal activity at the time of the shooting.
Det. Sgt. Price said Agtual was known to police and had a record. The shooting on Saturday was believed to be targeted, but Price said they would not reveal whether Agtual was the intended target.
Price would not comment on whether the other two occupants of the vehicle were known to police and said they have had some cooperation from the other victims.
Police are asking anyone with information, including those who may have dash-camera video, to contact them or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers. There have been no suspect descriptions released,
This marks the 66th homicide of the year in Toronto.