Saturday, August 8, 2020

Summer in the GTA marred by gunshots and corpses

From Durham to Hamilton and all points in between, the sound of gunfire has accompanied barbecues and people’s personal hot weather soundtrack. (Toronto Sun)

9 dead, incl. 9-yr-old boy, 25 wounded in weekend Chicago shootings

Nine people were killed and 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The weekend’s first reported shooting left a 9-year-old boy dead on the Near North Side.(Chicago Sun Times)

One dead, one wounded in Sunday Toronto area shootings

Sunday morning shootings have left one dead in Vaughan and another man wounded in hospital. York Regional Police say they found the deceased man in a parking lot of a mixed industrial business at 30 Freshway Dr. in the Hwy. 7 and Jane St. area around 7:30 a.m. after another man showed up at a local Toronto hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. (Toronto Sun)

Cigar shop customer blasted at cops with AK-47 after refusing to wear mask

When a cigar shop clerk told Adam Zaborowski on Friday that he had to wear a mask in the shop, the 35-year-old angrily refused. Instead, he grabbed two stogies, stormed outside – and then pulled a handgun and shot at the clerk, Bethlehem Township, Pa., police said.(National Post)

Ex-SUNY football player shot during bodega brawl

A former SUNY Buffalo football player caught a bullet during a bodega brawl in Queens, cops said Tuesday. Now police are looking for Jeffrey Thurston in connection to one of the latest acts of gun violence in Gotham as shooting spike in every borough.(New York Post)

Amid mounting pressure the government announces public inquiry in N.S. mass shootings

After days of criticism about the decision to launch a review panel into the Nova Scotia mass shooting, the federal government has announced that the tragedy will instead be the subject of a public inquiry. (CBC)

Police searching for multiple suspects after two critically injured in East York shooting

TORONTO - Police are searching for multiple suspects after a shooting in East York that left two men with critical injuries, police say. Emergency crews were called to Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue just before 2 a.m. for reports of someone being shot, Const. Laura Brabant said. (CBC)

Child tossed from truck by carjacker who opened fire on police

The hunt is on for a carjacker who threw a child out of a stolen pickup truck in Mississauga Friday evening. Peel police Const. Akhil Mooken told media at the scene that officers were attempting to make an arrest near Burnamthorpe Rd. and Confederation Pkwy. near Square One at 7 p.m. when the suspects opened fire on police. (Toronto Sun)

Hailstorm of bullets fired in frightening Mississauga ambush

For 20 frightening seconds, the air was filled with the sound of weapons firing 142 bullets. Then there was a second five-second volley. It sounded like war-torn Syria — not Darcel Ave. in Mississauga. (Toronto Sun)

Federal judge’s son shot dead, husband wounded in attack at North Brunswick home

The son of a federal judge has been shot dead and her husband critically wounded after they were attacked at their home by a gunman dressed as a FedEx driver. The attack happened at the home of Esther Salas, 51, an Obama-appointed District Court judge, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on Sunday evening. (Daily Mail)