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Two boys, aged 12 and 17, among those injured in daylight shooting in north Toronto

TORONTO — Police say a 12-year-old boy is in critical condition and a 17-year-old has life-threatening injuries after a daylight shooting in Toronto’s north end. 

Toronto Police Chief James Ramer says two suspects shot at least 30 rounds at a moving vehicle at around 2:20 p.m. on Saturday before running away. 

He says two men and the 17-year-old boy from that vehicle were wounded, and the men are in stable condition. 

Ramer says the 12-year-old was an innocent bystander, out after a shopping trip with his mother. 

He says the incident has all the hallmarks of being gang-related, but police have yet to work out all the details. 

He says police will remain in the area as they investigate the shooting, which he called “disgraceful.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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