Police charge suspect in York University shooting
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Friday, March 14, 2014 10:14AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 14, 2014 12:59PM EDT
Toronto police have charged a 22-year-old man after two female students were wounded in a shooting at York University earlier this month.
Police said one of the women was shot in the leg and the other was injured by shrapnel when a gun discharged in a food court at the university’s student centre March 6.
Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
In response to the incident, university officials are planning to meet with police to review the circumstances and discuss how to improve campus safety and security.
The university said it has assigned security officers to the food court and it is holding discussions with the student centre about the possibility of installing video cameras in and around the building.
Meanwhile, police say they arrested a suspect Thursday afternoon.
Kemon Edwards has been charged with eight offences in relation to the incident, including careless use of a firearm, discharging a firearm endangering life and aggravated assault.
After the arrest, officers searched a home near Steeles Avenue West and Jane Street, where they seized heroin, cocaine, cash and two firearms, police said Friday.
Police laid an additional nine charges against Edwards, including two counts each of failing to comply with a prohibition order and failing to comply with a recognizance.
Five others were also charged with offences that are not related to the York University incident.
Police said Dominic Bernard, 20, Alex James, 23, Jesse Dawson, 23, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy are charged with multiple drug and firearm offences.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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