One person dead and three others seriously injured in shooting north of Toronto

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Published June 21, 2024 at 12:36 pm

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One person has been killed and three others are in hospital after a multiple shooting this morning in Woodbridge, north of Toronto.

As of Friday afternoon, police were still on the hunt for the culprit in connection with the shooting that occurred at about 9:30 a.m. at a home on Casa Nova Drive, near Davos Road, in the large suburban community located in Vaughan.

Upon arriving at the home, York Regional Police and other first responders found four people suffering from gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other three were rushed to hospital.

One of those taken to hospital had life-threatening injuries, according to police, while the other two victims had less serious injuries.

“Early indications are that this incident is targeted and isolated, and that there is no immediate threat to the public,” Const. Lisa Moskaluk told reporters on Friday.

Authorities said there was no information at this time concerning the relationship between the shooter and victims.

Police are now looking for at least one suspect, but no description has been provided.

“Obviously, this is a busy street. That time of day it was just before nine o’clock, so there would have been kids going to school and lots of people here walking in the area. So we are appealing for anyone with any information to please reach out to our investigators,” said Moskaluk.

Police on the scene also indicated they will be investigating past incidents related to the residence where the shooting took place.

“Any other calls that may have been related to this house or any other incidents in this neighborhood will be something that all of our investigators will look at,” Moskaluk told reporters.

It was also reported that two schools in the Woodbridge area were under hold-and-secure orders as a precaution while police responded to the shooting. Those measures have since been lifted.

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