UPDATE: One dead, another seriously injured in Regent Park shooting

News Sep 16, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A 54-year-old man has been killed and another was rushed to hospital with serious injuries in a shooting in Regent Park early Saturday.

Police were called to the Gerrard Street East and River Street area at 1:24 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Upon arriving at the scene, they found two male victims, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident took place near a Toronto Community Housing building, and police believe the shooting was not a random act.

According to Toronto police Det. Jeff Tavares, at least one male suspect approached a group of people gathered in the area and opened fire, killing one and wounding another.

"From what we are able to gather so far, the offended (walked) toward the group with some sort of purpose," he said. "That's why I don't suggest this is a random act."

Following the deadly shooting, the suspect is said to have fled along Gerrard Street East.

The man who was killed in the attack was not known to police and was said to be visiting the Toronto Community Housing building when he was shot. The second victim in the shooting sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased until next-of-kin have been notified.

UPDATE: One dead, another seriously injured in Regent Park shooting

News Sep 16, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A 54-year-old man has been killed and another was rushed to hospital with serious injuries in a shooting in Regent Park early Saturday.

Police were called to the Gerrard Street East and River Street area at 1:24 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Upon arriving at the scene, they found two male victims, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident took place near a Toronto Community Housing building, and police believe the shooting was not a random act.

According to Toronto police Det. Jeff Tavares, at least one male suspect approached a group of people gathered in the area and opened fire, killing one and wounding another.

"From what we are able to gather so far, the offended (walked) toward the group with some sort of purpose," he said. "That's why I don't suggest this is a random act."

Following the deadly shooting, the suspect is said to have fled along Gerrard Street East.

The man who was killed in the attack was not known to police and was said to be visiting the Toronto Community Housing building when he was shot. The second victim in the shooting sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased until next-of-kin have been notified.

UPDATE: One dead, another seriously injured in Regent Park shooting

News Sep 16, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A 54-year-old man has been killed and another was rushed to hospital with serious injuries in a shooting in Regent Park early Saturday.

Police were called to the Gerrard Street East and River Street area at 1:24 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Upon arriving at the scene, they found two male victims, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident took place near a Toronto Community Housing building, and police believe the shooting was not a random act.

According to Toronto police Det. Jeff Tavares, at least one male suspect approached a group of people gathered in the area and opened fire, killing one and wounding another.

"From what we are able to gather so far, the offended (walked) toward the group with some sort of purpose," he said. "That's why I don't suggest this is a random act."

Following the deadly shooting, the suspect is said to have fled along Gerrard Street East.

The man who was killed in the attack was not known to police and was said to be visiting the Toronto Community Housing building when he was shot. The second victim in the shooting sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased until next-of-kin have been notified.