Child found with significant burns in Oakridge
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:29PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:08PM EST
Police are investigating after a child was found with significant burns in Scarborough’s Oakridge neighbourhood this afternoon.
Paramedics and police were called to the area of Pharmacy Avenue and Teesdale Place for a medical call.
When they arrived, police say a child under the age of 10 was found with serious burns and the child’s clothes were still on fire.
“When officer got there, they were not able to determine how the child’s clothing was caugt on fire or how they child sustained these injuries,” Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson said.
The child was rushed to Sick Kids Hospital via emergency run.
Police told CP24 that the child has burns over a fair portion of their body.
“We are now investigating it until we can determine that there is nothing criminal involved in what happened to this child,” Hopkinson explained.
Officers are still at the scene.