6 injured in 3 shootings across Toronto

Residents of several communities in the city’s northwest are calling for help after a spate of shootings Wednesday night. Brandon Rowe with what police say they are doing to address the violence that has left residents shaken.

By News Staff

Six people were injured in three separate shootings across the north end of the city on Wednesday evening.

One shooting was in North York, while two separate shootings took place just 10 minutes apart in Etobicoke.

“At this time, it is too early to say whether they are linked but we continue to urge any witnesses to come forward,” Const. Michelle Flannery said in a statement.

In a tweet, the Toronto Police Association said “gun violence continues to be a daily occurrence this summer. Toronto is on track to beat last year’s record setting number of shootings.”

Last year, Toronto police recorded 492 shootings. So far this year, there have been 274 shootings.

Jane Street and Shoreham Drive
Police said they were called to the area of Shoreham Court and Jane Street near Steeles Avenue West around 7:45 p.m.

Three people were taken to hospital with serious wounds to their legs. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

Police did confirm a number of shell casings were located at the scene.

Police are searching for two male suspects — one suspect was wearing a white hoodie, and black track pants with a white stripe on it, while the second suspect was wearing a black-grey hoodie, baseball cap and blue jeans.

Kipling Avenue and Mount Olive Drive
Police said they were called to Kipling Avenue and Mount Olive Drive around 6:15 p.m. following reports two people had been shot.

Police said a man was grazed in the back by a bullet, while a woman was grazed in the hand by a bullet.

Numerous evidence markers were seen scattered along the ground in the driveway of a townhouse complex. According to reports from the scene, gunmen shot randomly into the complex.

Martin Grove Road and Pittsboro Drive
A short time later and two kilometres away, police were called to Pittsboro Drive near Finch Avenue West just before 6:30 p.m. for reports that someone had been shot.

When they arrived at the scene, they discovered shell casings on the ground and vehicles with bullet holes in them.

At the time, police said the lone victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and contacted them from the hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Shell casings are identified after police respond to a shooting on Pittsboro Drive near Finch Avenue West on Aug. 19, 2020. CITYNEWS/Hugues Cormier

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