Two people seriously injured after shooting in west end: police
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:30AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:46PM EST
Two people have life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the hallway of a west-end condominium building on Tuesday morning that police are describing as “brazen” and “scary.”
Police were called to the building on Lotherton Pathway in the Caledonia Road and Lawrence Avenue area just after 9 a.m. for a reported shooting.
Insp. Mandeep Mann says that officers arrived within minutes and located a 47-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man suffering from obvious gunshot wounds. Both victims were then rushed to hospital via emergency run, where they are currently listed in life-threatening condition.
Mann says police are looking for a male suspect who was seen leaving the scene of the shooting on foot. According to police, suspect is believed to have been dressed in dark-coloured clothing, though no further description has been provided.
“We have some video evidence and we are reviewing it,” Mann said. “We have some leads.”
The relationship between the two people with gunshot wounds is not entirely clear but Mann said that they are “possibly” related.
He said that officers will be canvassing the neighbourhood for possible witnesses or video footage as they continue an extensive investigation at the scene.
“We have a large perimeter. We do have the Emergency Task Force (ETF) here, we had police dog services here and we are awaiting the arrival of the forensics unit,” Mann said. “In any shooting like this we obviously take it very seriously and we are going to interview anyone and everyone who is involved.”
Mann would not comment on whether the individuals with gunshot wounds lived in the building, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.
He also refused to confirm or dismiss the theory that those two individuals who were shot could have been involved in some sort of altercation.
“Right now anything is a possibility,” he said.