Toronto police make fourth arrest after long weekend shooting in downtown core


Toronto police say they have made a fourth arrest in connection with a shooting in the city’s downtown core over the long weekend.

Police say they were called to the shooting around 4 a.m. on Monday after a man in a vehicle allegedly fired several shots at two men sitting in a parked car.

Investigators say a man in the parked car allegedly shot back at the other vehicle, which then sped away.

Police have said two men were injured in the shooting.

They say a 19-year-old Toronto man has been identified as the man who allegedly returned fire, and he was arrested on Friday. Police say a loaded firearm was also seized.

They have also said that two Toronto men, aged 27 and 40, and a 29-year-old Brampton, Ont., man were arrested on Wednesday.

Investigators say they are still searching for another 27-year-old Toronto man.

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders has said street gangs are mostly to blame for a recent spate of the shootings.

The Canadian Press