Video shows gunman firing in East York

Male wounded in Friday-night shooting, one of three across Toronto

SHOOTING: An image from surveillance video released on social media shows shooter pointing gun. 

Dramatic surveillance video emerged on social media Saturday after the Friday night shooting of a male at an East York house party on a night that saw three shootings, one fatal, across Toronto.

The video appears to depict a male brandishing a handgun and firing down the street as a woman’s voice screams not to bring violence around her house.

Police said they received a report of shots fired at 10:49 p.m. just four hours after an unrelated shooting claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy in Scarborough.

The victim of the East York shooting was reportedly attending a house party on Alder Road, near St.Clair Avenue and O’Connor Drive. He was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand.

Surveillance video appear to show a male wielding and firing a handgun. Other people can clearly be seen walking with the gunman in the video.

A police investigation is “ongoing to determine whether or not there were any other suspects involved,” according to Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, a spokesperson for the Toronto Police. “The witnesses reported seeing a tall, black male shooter. There are no other details at this time.”

The shooting occurred at a house party in a residential area.

A few hours after the shooting on Alder Road, more shots rang out onto Toronto pavement as police received reports of shots fired around Keele Street and Pond Road near York University.

When police arrived, they treated an adult male victim with a gunshot to his arm.

“At this time there is no evidence to suggest that either shooting is connected to the homicide which occurred earlier that evening,” Douglas-Cook said. “In these types of investigations however, that possibility is always explored.”

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Posted: Sep 17 2018 6:17 pm
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