Two 17-year-olds from Peel charged with attempted murder in Toronto drive-by shooting


Published February 17, 2023 at 4:47 pm

Two 17-year-old boys from Peel Region have been charged with attempted murder after a 15-year-old Toronto boy was shot in the chest in a lunch-hour drive-by shooting outside his high school yesterday afternoon (Feb. 16).

Neither Toronto Police nor Peel Regional Police have yet replied to inquiries trying to clarify if the suspects in the shooting, which occurred outside Weston Collegiate Institute in Toronto’s west end, are from Mississauga or Brampton.

In a news conference earlier this afternoon, Toronto Police Insp. Norman Proctor said a search of a Peel property on Friday morning, with assistance from Peel police, led to the apprehension of two teen suspects.

Police have not said if that property is in Mississauga or Brampton.

A 9mm handgun was also seized by investigators.

According to 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.

Two males then drove by the school parking lot at about noon, and the driver allegedly fired shots at the 15-year-old student from inside the stolen grey 2022 Hyundai Elantra.

The victim remains in hospital in critical, but stable condition.

On Friday morning, police recovered the stolen vehicle in Peel, again not saying if it was found in Mississauga or Brampton. Nor did they say in which city the carjacking took place or if the carjacking victim was hurt.

Two 17-year-old boys from Peel are charged with a number of offences including attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent and possession of property obtained by crime.

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