It was a rock, paper, shell casings Sunday.
Toronto Police say multiple shots were fired around 2:40 p.m. at 7 Tree Sparroway, near Finch and Leslie Aves., sending two men to hospital. That shooting came hours after a man was fatally shot in the city’s northwest end.
Officers could be seen marking at least 10 shell casings in the Tree Sparroway parking lot with scraps of paper and placing rocks on them so they didn’t blow away.
Residents peered through blinds, from balconies and under trees near a pool in the quadrangle apartment block, which has experienced gunfire before.
“Police arrived on scene with medical personnel and located two victims, both with gunshot wounds to their lower extremities,” Insp. Norm Proctor said. “It has the earmarks of gang activity.”
A rather large bullet hole was visible in a steel door leading into one of the units where the victims were found nearby.
“It would appear that particular unit was targeted and we have recovered over 10 shell casings and the count continues to go up,” said Proctor. “This is completely reckless.
“People reside here, there are children, it is a Sunday afternoon and we are lucky nobody was more seriously injured.”
Police have no suspect information and will be examining video surveillance from around the TCHC complex.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 of last year, a wild shootout took place in an above-ground parking lot just metres from Sunday’s shooting.
Two groups of men, one in a Mercedes and the others at the end of the parking lot, started shooting at each other at 5 p.m. using 9-mm and 40-calibre handguns as kids were playing in the nearby pool. Two men were injured.
Earlier Sunday, around 5 a.m., a 46-year-old man was gunned down in an industrial area at 172 Toryork Dr., northwest of Finch Ave. W. and Weston Rd. He is the city’s 41st homicide of the year.
“He was worked on at the scene (by paramedics) but pronounced dead,” said Proctor. Forensic officers towed away a red Mercedes Coupe believed to belong to the victim.
“He was lying on the driveway,” said the owner of an auto shop located next to the murder scene. He said people rent one of the units in the building and hold late-night parties on weekends.
On Saturday morning, at Glencairn and Marlee Aves., four people were sent to hospital after an early morning gun battle in a strip mall.