Three teens have been arrested following a fatal shooting in Woodbridge on Friday night, York Regional Police said.
Officers responded to reports of gunshots at 8 p.m. near a plaza just north of Steeles Ave. W. and Weston Rd. They found a 49-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds at the back of the plaza. He succumbed to his injuries shortly after.
Police said in a press release on Saturday that multiple people were seen fleeing the scene in a vehicle. Police located the suspect vehicle and three teens were subsequently arrested.
Investigators will continue to canvass the area and interview witnesses. They are asking anyone who may have heard or seen anything before or after the shooting or any nearby residences with surveillance footage to call the homicide unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Claire Floody is a breaking news reporter working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @claire_floody