Nightclub employee wounded in King Street shooting
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Friday, August 9, 2013 6:08AM EDT
A nightclub employee is in hospital with serious injuries after he was wounded in a shooting in downtown Toronto early Friday morning.
The shooting occurred inside a nightclub on King Street West, just west of Spadina Avenue, around 2:10 a.m., and the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, a Toronto EMS spokesperson told CP24.
Police confirmed the victim is an employee of the nightclub, and he is expected to recover.
Two people, including a 25-year-old man, are in custody, police told CP24 reporter Katie Simpson.
After the shooting, one of the suspects was transported to hospital to be treated for an injury. As that man was loaded into an ambulance, bags covered his hands in an apparent attempt to preserve potential gunshot residue evidence.
Rash of shootings
Friday’s shooting is the latest in a rash of gunplay in Toronto this week.
Police have responded to at least eight shooting incidents since late Saturday night.
On Thursday night, a man was shot in the head and shoulder in a parking garage at an apartment building on Forest Manor Road, near Sheppard Avenue and Don Mills Road, police said.
The man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Earlier in the week, 26-year-old Christopher Kotsopoulos was fatally shot at an apartment complex near The Queensway and Windermere Avenue on Monday night. No one has been charged.
With files from CP24 reporter Katie Simpson.
Paramedics transport a man after a shooting on King Street West early Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (Tom Podolec/CTV)
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