One particular person is dead and one other is in hospital after a capturing exterior Woburn Collegiate Institute in Scarborough Monday afternoon, police verify.
Police say the capturing occurred simply earlier than 3:30 p.m. within the faculty’s entrance yard.
A male sufferer was situated with gunshot wounds and was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening situation. He was later pronounced dead in hospital.
The second sufferer, a teenage boy, was additionally transported to a trauma centre through emergency run after bringing himself to an area hospital, police say. His situation is unknown.
Toronto Police Service (TPS) responsibility inspector Lori Kranenburg advised media at the scene that each victims are believed to be youngsters however she couldn’t verify if both sufferer was a pupil at Woburn Collegiate.
“It appears that there were several shots fired, but I don’t have an exact number. At this time we’re reviewing video and canvassing the area,” Kranenburg mentioned.
Woburn Collegiate was initially positioned below a lockdown whereas police performed a sweep of the premises.
However, at round 4:30 p.m. police started escorting college students out of the constructing.
Woburn Junior Public School was additionally briefly positioned below a lockdown.
So far no arrests have been made.
Kranenburg mentioned that police should not have an up-to-date suspect description, nevertheless the suspect was beforehand described as a Black male carrying a black jacket and a COVID-19 masks.
Quite a lot of politicians expressed their condolences on social media Monday night.
Mayor John Tory mentioned in a press release posted on Twitter that he was offended to search out out “gunfire erupted in the middle of the afternoon in the shadow of a school.”
Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, who’s now the federal minister of public security and member of Parliament for Scarborough Southwest tweeted that his “heart goes out to all those impacted by this horrible tragedy.”
TPS is asking anybody with data or cellphone/dash-cam footage from the world to contact police.