Re­cov­ery for Toronto boy shot in bed

Winnipeg Free Press - SundayXtra - - FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRE -

TORONTO — A 10-year-old Toronto boy shot by what ap­peared to be a stray bul­let while he was sleep­ing in his home is ex­pected to make a full re­cov­ery, po­lice said Satur­day as they in­ves­ti­gated what they called a brazen shoot­ing.

The in­ci­dent took place in a south­east­ern neigh­bour­hood just be­fore mid­night Fri­day.

Po­lice said they were called to re­ports of shots in the area and found the boy with a bul­let wound to the shoul­der.

The boy was taken to Sick Kids Hos­pi­tal in se­ri­ous but non-life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion, po­lice said.

Sgt. Andy Kitch­ener said it ap­pears the ad­dress was tar­geted but there is no in­for­ma­tion to sug­gest the peo­ple in­side were the in­tended tar­gets.

Po­lice said they are re­view­ing sur­veil­lance footage from the area.

The in­ci­dent was one of three shoot­ings that took place in Toronto within hours of each other.

The first took place around 5:30 p.m. Fri­day, when a man in his 20s suf­fered life-threat­en­ing wounds af­ter be­ing shot in west-end Toronto.

About an hour later, one per­son, who was known to po­lice, died af­ter a sec­ond, sep­a­rate shoot­ing in a north Toronto neigh­bour­hood.

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