Preg­nant woman, boyfriend shot in Toronto

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — Po­lice say three masked men en­tered a Toronto apart­ment build­ing early Tues­day morn­ing and shot a preg­nant woman and her boyfriend as they lay in bed while two chil­dren slept in an­other room.

The cou­ple is re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous, but not life-threat­en­ing in­juries and the woman’s fe­tus wasn’t harmed, said Toronto po­lice Supt. Ron Tav­erner, call­ing the in­ci­dent a tar­geted at­tack. He said the three men en­tered the cou­ple’s apart­ment in the city’s north west with­out hav­ing to force open the door. The 20-year-old woman, who po­lice said was 11 weeks preg­nant, was shot mul­ti­ple times in the chest, Tav­erner said. Her 23-year-old boyfriend was hit in the hand and thigh.

“Th­ese peo­ple could be dead,” Tav­erner said. “Their chil­dren could have been in bed with them — there’s a lot of dif­fer­ent things that could have hap­pened here.”

Po­lice be­lieve that the shoot­ing was re­tal­ia­tory in na­ture.

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