A man is facing multiple drugs and weapons charges after a brazen afternoon shooting in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Shots were fired at Yonge and Alexander Streets at around 5:30 p.m., at a time when people were heading home from work and school for the day.

Police say a man got into an altercation and a sawed-off double barrel 12 gauge shotgun was discharged.

The man ran east on Alexander Street but a police officer managed to catch up with a suspect and arrest him.

A second man was seen running north on Yonge Street. Police have a vague description of the suspect but say he was wearing a grey hoodie.

Christopher Macoon-Evans, 18, is facing the following charges:

  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose Cocaine
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime
  • Discharge firearm endanger life
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Carry Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm