A 26-year-old old man is in hospital with serious injuries following a shooting in North York early Sunday morning, paramedics say.
Emergency services responded to a call just before 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Lawrence Ave. W. and Allen Rd.
They found the victim inside a residence on Blossomfield Rd., with one gunshot wound to the torso. Paramedics transported the man to a trauma centre for treatment.
Toronto police Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said officers investigating the incident found multiple shell casings on Blossomfield, near Dane Ave. They believe the victim was shot at this location and made his way a short distance to the home where he was found.
Police say they believe more than one person was involved in the shooting, but they have not released further details about potential suspects.
Earlier this year, 31-year-old Jenas Nyarko was killed in June in a drive-by shooting, a few minutes’ walk from where the latest incident occurred, on the other side of Allen Rd.
Toronto police at the time said there was nothing to indicate that she was the intended target and that it would appear to be a case of individuals coming from another neighbourhood and shooting the first person they saw. No arrests have been made.
On Sunday, Douglas-Cook could not say whether the two incidents are linked, but said, “that’s definitely something (police) will look at.”
Rhianna Jackson-Kelso is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Reach her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org