Man sought in downtown shooting

26-year-old shot in leg Saturday, suspected shooter still at large

Police have released photos and surveillance video of a man wanted for a shooting in the Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West area.

A 26-year-old man was shot at twice, the second bullet hitting him in the lower leg, police report.

“The victim has received non-life threatening injuries,” said police media relations officer Const. Craig Brister.

A man and woman crossing the street
Police have released images of a man wanted in the shooting of 26-year-old man. (Courtesy Toronto Police)

The shooting came after two men were in a verbal confrontation on the Bathurst Street sidewalk early Saturday morning, police say.

Police are seeking a man described as having short dark hair and a chinstrap beard. He has a medium build and is between 25 and 35 years old. He was wearing a black spring jacket, with a white shirt underneath and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).