Arrest made in Toronto nightclub shooting, 30-year-old faces 8 gun-related charges


TORONTO — Police say they’ve charged a 30-year-old man in relation to a nightclub shooting in north Toronto that left four people with gunshot wounds.

Toronto police say they responded to gunshots fired around 2 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the District 45 club.

They say one of those shot suffered serious injuries while three others had non life-threatening injuries.

The shooting prompted Chief Mark Saunders to call the incident that occurred with about 100 others inside the club “disturbing” and “brazen.”

The nightclub incident came amid a string of recent shootings in the city that Saunders has said are largely gang related.

The 30-year-old Toronto man faces eight firearm-related charges, including using a firearm carelessly.