Two 17-year-olds from Mississauga face attempted murder charges in drive-by Toronto shooting
Published February 18, 2023 at 1:07 pm
The two 17-year-old boys charged with attempted murder in Thursday afternoon’s drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old male student outside his west Toronto high school are from Mississauga, police confirmed this morning (Feb. 18) to insauga.com.
In a news conference on Friday afternoon, Toronto Police Insp. Norman Proctor told media only that the two teens accused in the lunch-hour shooting in the parking lot of Weston Collegiate Institute were from Peel Region.
Peel Regional Police, who assisted their Toronto colleagues in the search of a Mississauga home following the shooting, told insauga.com via email this morning (Feb. 18) that both suspects are from Mississauga.
A 9mm handgun has also been seized by investigators.
According to Toronto Police, two males carjacked a driver on Thursday morning in Peel and are then believed to have driven the stolen vehicle to the west Toronto high school.
Peel police confirmed that the vehicle, a grey 2022 Hyundai Elantra, was stolen from its driver in Brampton.
Two males then drove by the school parking lot at about noon Thursday, and the driver allegedly fired shots at the 15-year-old student from inside the stolen car, hitting the victim in the chest.
The victim remains in hospital in critical, but stable condition.
On Friday morning, police recovered the stolen vehicle in Peel, not saying if it was found in Mississauga or Brampton.
Two 17-year-old boys from Mississauga are charged with a number of offences including attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent and possession of property obtained by crime.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising