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Boy arrested in shooting investigation,
Dixington Parkette area



Broadcast time: 15:00
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Unit: Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force
Phone: 416-808-2510
Case #: 2020-734662


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a shooting investigation.

On Friday, April 17, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the Dixington Parkette area.

It is alleged that:

- a group of people where in the area of the Dixington Parkette and got into a white vehicle

- a 16-year-old boy was seen to get into the driver’s seat and they all left area in the vehicle

- the same group of people arrived a short time later near the Driftwood Parkette in the same vehicle

- multiple rounds were fired into a parking lot

- they then returned to Dixington Parkette area and while standing outside the vehicle, a 16-year-old boy shot a 22-year-old man multiple times

- the 22-year-old man was transported to a local trauma centre

- his injuries are not considered life threatening.

Through investigation, members of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force – Centralized Shooting Response Team identified the 16-year-old who was arrested on Monday, November 16, 2020.

He has been charged with:

1. Attempt Murder
2. Occupy Motor Vehicle With Firearm
3. Possess Restricted Firearm Without Holding a License
4. Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
5. Careless Use of a Firearm
6. Possess Firearm While Prohibited

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10 a.m., at Toronto West Courts, 2201 Finch Avenue West, Room 206

***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2510, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 or Google Play.


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Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Paolo Saccoccia, Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force – Centralized Shooting Response Team