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jwirecom109
07-17-2012, 06:48 AM
Two people were shot to death, 19 were wounded, and three others were trampled Monday night in a shooting rampage at a block party in Toronto's east end.

A teenage girl and a 20-year-old man died at the scene.

Three other people were badly injured when they were trampled by the panicked crowds trying to flee the violence.
Toronto police also said Tuesday morning that one of the 19 wounded in the rampage was a baby under two years of age, who was hit by a bullet in the head.

The child's condition is not immediately known.

Others injured in the melee ranged in age from age 16 to 30, police said.

Speaking to reporters hours after the shooting, a visibly shaken Blair said, "This is a tremendously frightening and tragic event for everyone."

Blair called the incident an episode of "senseless violence," the likes of which he had not seen during his 35-year career as a police officer.

Blair said one of the injured was a "person of interest" and had been taken into custody. More than one gun was used in the incident, and one weapon was found at the scene.

"Tonight’s event is shocking to every Torontonian," Blair said. "It will be shocking to all of Canada, because of the number of the people injured. The level of violence is something we have never experienced." He added that the homicide squad, intelligence unit, as well as the guns and gangs unit were already involved in the investigation.

Blair said that police are still gathering information about the incident, which took place before 11 p.m. ET on Danzig Street, near Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East.

Police believe that more than 200 people attended the party.

“This is an area of the city that has never experienced this level of violence before,” Blair said.
The victims were transported to various hospitals in the area, including the Scarborough Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Police Const. Wendy Drummond said police were dealing with a large crime scene and were trying to make contact with any witnesses who saw the shooting.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he was "shocked and disgusted" by the "senseless act of violence."

"On behalf of all Toronto residents, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and friends," he said in a written statement released hours after the shooting.
Increase in number of shootings

Police have been dealing with a sharp increase in the number of shootings in the City of Toronto this year compared to last.

According to preliminary statistics posted on the police website, there have been 140 reported shooting incidents as of July 16.

That’s an increase of 32.1 per cent compared with the number reported at the same time last year.

Prior to the shooting on Monday evening, 16 people had been killed in gun-related homicides on the streets of Toronto since January 1, compared to 14 people at the same time last year.

The Monday night shooting in Scarborough was also the latest event in which a gun was fired in a crowded public place.

A shooting at the Eaton Centre on June 2 left one man dead and another fatally wounded.

Later that month, a man was shot dead on a crowded patio in Little Italy where patrons had gathered to watch a soccer game.

On Canada Day, a man was shot in the chest after the close of a fireworks show.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/07/16/toronto-scarborough-shooting.html?cmp=rss

Haywire1
07-17-2012, 09:08 AM
just sick is all I can say.

harbl_the_cat
07-17-2012, 09:17 AM
Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take for Blair, Cuckier and the other gun grabbers to call for a national gun ban -even though I personally was a few thousand kilometres west when it happened.

Prairie Dog
07-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take for Blair, Cuckier and the other gun grabbers to call for a national gun ban -even though I personally was a few thousand kilometres west when it happened.


I just watched a news conference with Bill Blair on CTV and surprisingly he was making this about gangs and not so much about guns. Doubt it will stay that way for long though.

hillbillyr
07-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Well if this doesn't show the success of licensing and gun control I don't know what does. Criminals don't give a rats ass about the laws, that's why they are criminals. Guns are easy to get by anyone in Canada/ North America without a stupid card.

The sooner everyone wakes up to reality the better.

harbl_the_cat
07-17-2012, 09:45 AM
Guns are easier to get by anyone in Canada/ North America without a stupid card than it is with one.

Fixed it for you

50calshooter
07-17-2012, 09:46 AM
Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

zulu
07-17-2012, 11:00 AM
any punk who injures/kills a child like this should be put to death when caught, and slowly, and im not kidding

Prairie Dog
07-17-2012, 11:12 AM
Adam Vaughn was just interviewed, 3 guesses what, and not who, he blames and what he wants banned.

Stephen
07-17-2012, 02:27 PM
I just watched a news conference with Bill Blair on CTV and surprisingly he was making this about gangs and not so much about guns. Doubt it will stay that way for long though.

I thought Blair was scared of the CPC attempting to lay down the law and changed his attitude a little.

lone-wolf
07-17-2012, 02:40 PM
any punk who injures/kills a child like this should be put to death when caught, and slowly, and im not kidding

There really isn't much else to do with these kind of people.