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Young Person wanted in Discharge Firearm investigation,
Judicial authorization obtained to identify Young Person,
(name removed), 16, of Toronto,
(photograph removed),
Judicial authorization to identify Young Person expired,
Photograph and name can no longer be published/broadcast

Broadcast time: 16:16
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

31 Division

Case #: 2018-1190914

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a boy, 16, wanted in a Discharge Firearm investigation.

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 5 p.m., officers responded to a call for a Person with a Gun in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West area.

It is alleged that:

- a 16-year-old boy was in his bedroom

- he was playing with a firearm

- the gun went off, the bullet travelled through his bedroom wall

- the bullet travelled into a room belonging to a sibling

- it lodged in the mattress where his sibling was laying

(name removed), 16, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1) Use Firearm Carelessly
2) Possess Firearm Without a Licence
3) Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Knowing No Authority
4) Weapons Dangerous
5) Carry Concealed Weapon
6) Discharge Firearm in a Reckless Manner
7) Unlicenced Person Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon
8) Possess Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence
9) Two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation

He is described as 5'7", 160 lbs., black hair in short dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and dark-coloured pants.

He is considered armed and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Joshua Mooney, 31 Division - West Command Gun Violence Suppression Unit