A taking pictures outside an east-end Toronto high school Monday afternoon has left one particular person useless and one teenager in hospital, Toronto police say.
Police say they obtained a name a couple of male shot outside Woburn Collegiate Institute shortly earlier than 3:30 p.m.
Officers tried life-saving measures and the sufferer was rushed to hospital however later died, they are saying.
Not lengthy after, a second sufferer walked right into a hospital, additionally affected by gunshot wounds. He has since been transported to a trauma centre, police say.
Victims believed to be of their teenagers
Duty Insp. Lori Kranenburg mentioned each victims are believed to be youngsters, however she couldn’t verify if both sufferer was a scholar on the school.
Police are interesting for witnesses and for anybody who might have cellphone or dashcam video to contact them.
They say the shooter was final seen fleeing westbound from the realm. He is described as a male carrying a black jacket and a “COVID masks.”
SHOOTING: UPDATE<br>Ellesmere Rd + Markham Rd<br>- Shooting occurred out entrance of the school<br>- One particular person, a male, has been pronounced deceased at hospital<br>- The second sufferer, a teenage boy has been transported to a trauma middle by way of emergency run<br>^lb
The Toronto District School Board mentioned Woburn Collegiate Institute and neighbouring Woburn Junior Public School had been each positioned in lockdown, however the lockdowns have since been lifted.
Shooting makes mayor ‘very offended’
Mayor John Tory mentioned it is “horrible” that the deadly taking pictures occurred in entrance of Woburn Collegiate Institute, and he’s “so offended” to know gunfire erupted in the course of the afternoon “within the shadow of a school.”
In a press release posted on Twitter, Tory mentioned “any gun violence is unacceptable,” however “it’s much more irritating to know somebody would carry a gun go away alone pull the set off wherever close to a school.”
The mayor mentioned colleges needs to be secure for everybody “and completely freed from weapons and gun violence.”
“This newest incident makes me very offended and I intend to sit down down with police and school board officers to see what extra we’d do to make sure the protection of scholars, educators and employees in and round our colleges,” Tory mentioned within the assertion.
The mayor prolonged condolences to the victims and their households.
It is horrible to know at the moment’s deadly taking pictures occurred in entrance of Woburn Collegiate.<br><br>As Mayor, I’m so offended to know gunfire erupted in the course of the afternoon within the shadow of a school. <a href=”https://t.co/uqwL9gXRNF”>pic.twitter.com/uqwL9gXRNF</a>
Meanwhile, Canada’s Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says his “coronary heart goes out to all these impacted by this horrible tragedy.”
Today, an act of gun violence befell at Woburn Collegiate Institute in Scarborough that resulted within the loss of life of 1 particular person and left one other injured. As the <a href=”https://twitter.com/TorontoPolice?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@TorontoPolice</a> proceed their investigation, my coronary heart goes out to all these impacted by this horrible tragedy.