Man seriously injured after he was shot while a riding bike in Weston
Joshua Freeman, CTV Toronto
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 12:07PM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 2, 2016 4:56PM EST
A man believed to be in his 20s was shot while riding a bike in broad daylight in the city’s west end Friday.
He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
Shots rang out outside a building in the area of Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue shortly before 11 a.m.
First responders arrived to find one man suffering from serious injuries, Toronto Paramedic Services said. He was rushed to hospital via emergency run, where he underwent surgery and remains in the intensive care unit.
“I heard gunshots and I looked back and it was a young kid on a bike,” one witness told CTV News Toronto. “He fell down there, one guy ran into the building and two other guys ran through the laneway here.”
Police later confirmed that the young man was shot in the abdomen.
“At this point the investigation is very fluid. It’s unfolding and we hope to have more information soon,” Const. Craig Brister told CP24 in a phone interview.
The shooting happened just two blocks away from the pizza shop where 17-year-old Jarryl Hagley was fatally gunned down several weeks ago on Oct. 16 and local residents said Friday that the violence has left them shaken.
“It's sad, it's kind of normal now. It happens every week now. That’s how it feels,” one local resident said.
Investigators said they are looking for more than one suspect in connection with the latest shooting, but no description was immediately available.