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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 15-TFI-299

Toronto (11 December, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting Friday afternoon near Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue in Toronto. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • Shortly before 3:30 p.m., Toronto Police attended a residence at 17 Coquette Road. Officers were responding to a call for a man with a knife.
  • Not long after officers arrived, there was an interaction with a 31-year-old man outside the residence.
  • Several shots were fired.
  • The 31-year-old man was wounded.  He was rushed by ambulance to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he is undergoing surgery.  
Seven investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.  
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-641-1873 or 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1873.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Jason Gennaro
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342