st clair shooting

At least one person dead after brazen daytime shooting on St. Clair West in Toronto

Toronto residents are on edge this afternoon as emergency responders release live updates from a shooting with at least two victims, one of them dead, in the city's Corso Italia neighbourhood.

Police were first called to the St. Clair Avenue West and St. Clarens Avenue area around 11:40 a.m. for reports of "multiple gun shots."

Upon arriving to the scene, officers confirmed that a shooting had taken place and reported "multiple victims," though the exact number and the extent of their injuries have not yet been revealed.

Toronto Police issued an update just after noon stating that two males, possible suspects, had been seen fleeing the scene in a four-door sedan.

At 12:40 p.m., police announced that one victim had succumbed to his injuries. Paramedics and police remain at the scene.

St. Clair Avenue West is closed in both directions in the Lansdowne area while police investigate. Service on the TTC's 512 St. Clair streetcar has been halted due to police activity, though shuttle buses are operating from Oakwood to Gunn's Loop, both ways, via Dufferin, Davenport, Caledonia.

Lead photo by

@selwynpieters


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto neighbourhood uses For Lease signs to shed light on struggling small businesses

Here are the rules for mask usage during Toronto's lockdown

Another construction crane collapsed in Toronto

Doug Ford admits allowing big box stores to stay open is unfair to local retailers

Toronto neighbourhood has had it with concrete company after cyclist killed by truck

Another storage unit party took place in Toronto this weekend

These are the rules for seeing other people during lockdown in Toronto

This is what's open and closed in Toronto during lockdown