ANY GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR CITY UNACCEPTABLE: MAYOR TORY AFTER 3 SEPARATE WEEKEND SHOOTINGS

Jul 18, 2022

By Jane Brown

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Toronto’s mayor is speaking out after a rash of gun violence in the city, including one fatal shooting just outside Scotiabank Arena on Bremner Avenue Saturday evening as people were heading out after a Blue Jays’ game.

The shooting left a male victim dead and forced the closure of Union Station for about 2 hours.

Police identified the victim late Sunday as 24-year-old Stephon Little-McClacken of Toronto.

Early Sunday morning, there was a shooting in a nightclub on King Street West near Bathurst Street. A man was left with life threatening injuries and a woman had serious injuries.

Later Sunday, a third person was seriously injured by gunfire on The Danforth.

In a statement issued Sunday, Mayor John Tory said his “thoughts are with those mourning a loved one today” in the wake of the shooting and added that “any gun violence in our city is unacceptable.”

John Tory says the city will continue to do everything possible to combat gun violence, including supporting tougher gun laws and investing in crime prevention programs. The mayor says “police are working relentlessly to find those responsible and urges anyone with information to come forward.”

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