Man rushed to hospital with serious injuries after shooting in North York
Published Tuesday, September 27, 2022 3:19PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 27, 2022 6:01PM EDT
A man was rushed to a trauma centre with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after a daylight shooting in North York earlier today.
It happened outside a flooring and renovation business on Signet Drive, near Steeles Avenue West and Weston Road, shortly after 2 p.m.
Police say that the victim was shot several times in his upper body and was transported to hospital via emergency run.
Toronto Police Service Duty Inspector Saleem Husain told CP24 that the shooting appeared to be targeted.
“It does appear that it was targeted so we’re not looking at any more threat to the public but that’s still part of the investigation,” Husain said at the scene.
Two witnesses, who were in the business at 280 Signet Drive when the shooting took place, told CP24 that the victim is a man in his 40s.
They said that he got out of his car and briefly came into the business before walking out into the parking lot again with another man.
The shooter then allegedly got out of the passenger side of a grey SUV and opened fire on the victim, according to the witnesses.
They said the victim was shot several times as he attempted to run away. The victim’s friend then opened the door to the business and the two went back inside, the witnesses said.
The shooter allegedly fired multiple shots at the business, shattering the glass door.
The witnesses say the shooter subsequently got back into the SUV, which had a driver in it, and the vehicle fled the scene.
The victim was ultimately located inside the business and taken to hospital.
Police are asking anyone with dash-cam footage from the area to come forward.
All lanes are currently blocked on Signet Drive between Garyray and Ormont drives due to the police investigation.