Toronto Shooting

Toronto Police Hunt 3 Suspects After High Schoolers Shot

CBC | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada

Toronto police are looking for three suspects after two young males, including a 15-year-old high school student, were shot dead in northwest Toronto ...

Toronto Man Shot 3 Times While Carrying Infant

CBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada

A man was shot three times while he was carrying an infant and walking with a group of women and children, police say. The shooting occurred in the ...

Toronto Shooting Leaves Two Dead

CBC | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada

Two people are dead and one person is seriously wounded after an overnight shooting in Richmond Hill. The shooting happened just after midnight at a...

Toronto Subway Shooting Causes Commuter Panic

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Ontario's police watchdog said Saturday that it's believed four officers opened fire inside a Toronto subway station, wounding a man in an i...

SIU Probes Etobicoke Police Shooting

CBC | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada

The provincial Special Investigations Unit is probing a police shooting that sent one man to hospital.  Around 7:40 a.m., police responded to call ...

Man Arrested After 5 Injured In Toronto Club Shooting

CBC | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada

Five people were injured in a nightclub shooting in Toronto overnight, with police making a quick arrest in connection with the incident. Toronto po...

Toronto Shooting Leaves Teen Dead, Another Injured

CBC | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada

One teenage male is dead and another injured after a shooting in northwest Toronto on Friday afternoon, police said. Emergency crews were dispatched...

1 Dead In T.O. Streetcar Shooting

CBC | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is looking into a fatal shooting involving Toronto police after a man was killed on a TTC streetcar overnig...

Another Shooting At T.O. Mall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Police are investigating the second shooting at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall in less than two months.Shots were fired through a window of the JOE...

Person In Custody After Toronto Double Homicide

CBC | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada

A 26-year-old Toronto man charged with killing his parents over the Easter weekend kept his head lowered as he leaned on a wooden railing during a bri...

One Person Killed In Shooting Outside Toronto Mall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Michael Nguyen. TORONTO — One man is dead and another is in serious but stable condition after a shooti...

Senior Used As 'Human Shield' In T.O. Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police say a man killed in a fatal shooting appeared to use a female bystander as a human shield after gunshots rang out at a downto...

Another Charged In Danzig Shooting

CBC | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada

A man who was wounded in the deadly shooting that erupted at a Toronto barbecue in the summer has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder...

Murder Charges In Toronto Block Party Shooting

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A snub at a summer barbecue sparked a "violent confrontation" between two rival gangs and what's been called the worst mass shooting in Toro...

Our Greatest Person: Lekan Olawoye

Jacqueline Delange | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Impact

“This is crazy,” Lekan Olawoye thought when he received a call saying four friends fell prey to gun violence one day during his high school years....

Families Apply To Move Away From Scene Of Toronto Shooting

CBC | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada

Four families have applied to move from community housing facilities in the Danzig Street area in the two weeks since a deadly mass shooting that left...

Ford and Kenney Stoop to GOP-Style Racial Slurs

Jamil Jivani | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada
Jamil Jivani

As a Canadian, I often balk at examples of racism and discrimination so explicit in American politics.In the fallout of Toronto's recent shootings, however, Mayor Rob Ford and Minister Jason Kenney's comments about reviewing "immigration law" (Ford) and "foreign gangsters" (Kenney) are guilty of exactly what members of Mitt Romney's team have done -- attempting to turn certain communities into "others" who are somehow less American or Canadian because they are racial minorities.

Hundreds Say Goodbye To Toronto Teen Shooting Victim

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Family and friends of the teenaged girl killed in the crossfire of a shooting rampage wore white to her funeral on Saturday and reflected on...

How to Help Black Youth? Expect More of Them

Tianna Dowie-Chin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada
Tianna Dowie-Chin

Due to the recent surge in gun violence in Toronto there have been numerous discussions about how best to address this problem. I firmly believe that low and negative expectations are at the heart of what leads many black youth down paths that are lined with little more than underachievement, impoverishment and predatory violence.

Block Party Shooting Victim Remembered As Good Man

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada

AJAX, Ont. - A man killed in a mass shooting at a barbecue was remembered Monday as a young community leader who tried to prevent kids from turning to...

I Defend Handguns -- That's Why I'd Ban Them

Reid Rusonik | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Reid Rusonik

I defend people charged with illegally possessing handguns. Many of them. There is at least one new such case every month; sometimes, there are two or three. If this crime is like any other, however, the number of people being caught illegally possessing handguns represents only a small fraction of those committing the offence.

T.O. Gun Violence Solution In Their Hands

CBC | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada

The prevention of gun violence will be the topic of conversation when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford meets with the city's police Chief Bill Blair, Ontario Pr...

Don't Blame the Shootings on Guns

Ike Awgu | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

There must be reasonable accommodation made between the robust ability of citizens to maintain arms and screening mechanisms to limit the purchase of weapons by criminals and the unfit. The overriding problem in Toronto and Aurora, Colorado this past week were madmen with guns, not guns in the hands of men.

Guns Injure 4 More In Toronto

CBC | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada

On Friday night in Toronto, people marched for peace. Then the shooting began anew. Toronto hip-hop artist P. Reign hosted an "Angel Walk"...

Ford's Tea Party-Like Solutions to Toronto Violence

Samuel Getachew | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Earlier today, an identified man was discovered in a school playground and pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. The latest killing was Toronto's 30th homicide of the year. In a desperate city that is looking for answers, its mayor, Rob Ford, and member of the mayor's executive committee, Councillor Michael Thompson, offer unusual Tea Party-like simple solutions to a complex made in Canada problem.