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Firearm Discharge Investigation,
Yorkdale Mall,
Man arrested and charged

Broadcast time: 11:45
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Unit: Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force
Phone: 416-808-3200
Case #: 2021-1647944

The Toronto Police Service continues to investigate after shots were fired at a mall.

Police were called at 3:38 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021, for the sound of gunshots at Yorkdale Mall.

It is alleged that:

- numerous people reported shots had been fired

- officers arrived immediately on scene, and with the assistance of mall security were able to arrest one man nearby

- a loaded Glock-19 firearm was recovered as well as ammunition

- out of an abundance of caution, the mall was placed into lockdown

- officers including the Emergency Task Force and K9 Unit cleared the area and surrounding businesses, and rendered the scene safe

- patrons of the mall were escorted out safely by officers and reunited with families and loved ones

- at this time, there are no reported injuries as a result of gunshots

A 21-year-old man, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
2. Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
3. Possession of a prohibited device knowing its possession is unauthorized
4. Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order
5. Discharge Firearm with Intent to wound, endanger life
6. three counts of Assault

For investigative reasons, officers will not be releasing his name at this time.

The remains an active investigation and further updates will be provided.

Anyone who was in the nearby vicinity, with security cameras, dash cam, or with any information, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, 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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Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Norm Proctor, Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force