A 17 year-old young man who was shot and seriously wounded in the chest at a Scarborough, Ontario technical high school yesterday is in critical condition in the Scarborough Sunnybrook Hospital today.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair told reporters that at about 11:45am Tuesday morning an incident occurred on the school property in which an altercation between a number of young men resulted in a firearm being discharged and a young man was injured.
Witnesses say there was a scuffle, gun shots and then four men were seen racing away from the scene on foot, disappearing within the surrounding residential area that has a small industrial section.
Worried parents waited for hours some distance away, while police reassured them that things were under control and that the school leaders had acted promptly and in line with procedures. After the shooting police locked down the school and four other schools in the immediate area in their successful effort to keep all the students safe and out of any possible further harm. The students were ‘released’ before 3:00pm and police are continuing their investigations.
According to the CBC news report police say they were looking for one suspect described as "a male, black, 18 to 19 years old, approximately 5-foot-8, and ... last seen going [through] Donwood Park onto Norbury Crescent," according to Const. Wendy Drummond .