TORONTO – New surveillance footage shows the moments leading up to a “cheeky” shooting in a parking lot near Jane and St. Clair on Friday night that seriously injured five people.
This happened in the area of Jane Street and Woolner Avenue, north of St. Clair Avenue West, just before 10:20 p.m.
In a video obtained by CTV News Toronto from a neighboring company, it shows a dark-colored vehicle driving into the parking lot where dozens of people, including a child, have gathered.
A few seconds later, as the vehicle passed in front of and out of the view of the camera, we saw people rushing to take cover. Police said it was then that the suspects started shooting “indiscriminate” at the crowd.
The vehicle was then seen to move away.
“A car arrived in the car and opened fire on a group of people,” deputy police chief Shawna Coxon said on Saturday. “The reason this is so worrying is that it is a cheeky shot.”
“We have had more than a dozen rounds recovered at this time.”
Coxon said the gunmen opened fire on the group and that “innocent bystanders were in danger”.
“It could have been much worse.”
When the police arrived, three people were found suffering from gunshot wounds, the police said, adding two more victims, and then entered the hospital.
One victim, a 21-year-old man, is still in danger of death, while the other four are expected to survive, police said.
The last time, the suspects traveled east on Woolner Avenue in a gray or silver sedan.
Police have not released any description of the suspect yet.
The 24 hours were violent in Toronto, with more than six shootings reported.
Police said investigators are trying to determine if there is a link between any of the shootings, but describe the violence as “disturbing”.