A week of gunshots rock east end

Several people are counting their blessings after they managed to escape flying bullets last week.

Police say a man was sitting in a parked car near 90 Ling Rd., in the Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East areas, about 3:45 p.m. last Friday, when he fired four to six shots at a group of people.

Two of those people who had to run for cover included a pair of plainclothes police officers.

“There was nobody hurt,” Sergeant Marc Gauthier said. “That’s the fortunate thing.”

The bullets were found lodged inside a parked car.

“The intent of the shooting is unknown,” Gauthier adds. “But, we have somebody in custody.”

A man was arrested shortly after the incident, in a nearby McDonald’s restaurant.

Police seized a 2004 four-door Acura on Oak Knolls Crescent, near Kingston Road and Sheppard Avenue East.

Germaine Roberts, 31, faces 11 charges, including discharging a firearm, endangering life, unauthorized possession of a firearm and failure to comply with police officers.

As the investigations continue, anyone with information is urged to call Toronto police at (416) 808-4300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (416) 222-TIPS (8477).

More shots

This was the second incident in a week involving flying bullets.

On the previous Monday, police said three bullets entered a home through the window on Forest Creek Pathway in the Morningside and Finch avenues areas at 6:30 p.m. The rounds struck the ceiling.

A fourth bullet was lodged in the aluminum siding at the rear of the home.

Detective Tony Lupus confirms that only one man was in the house during the barrage of gunfire. He was not hurt.

Two 18-year-old men were later arrested on Empringham Drive.

Jetta Green and Jayden Brown face 20 charges, including discharging a firearm, endangering life, unauthorized possession of firearm and failure to comply with police officers.

Last year, 16-year-old Keyon Campbell became Toronto’s 80th homicide victim when he was gunned down outside his house on Empringham Drive.