Man, 34, hospitalized following overnight shooting in Oshawa – CBC.ca

Man, 34, hospitalized following overnight shooting in Oshawa - CBC.ca
Man shot while stopped at red light in Oshawa
A 34-year-old man has been hospitalized in Toronto following a shooting in Oshawa early Friday morning, Durham Regional Police say.

Just after 3 a.m., police received several calls for shots fired at the intersection of Rossland Road West and Thornton Road North.

1 man shot while stopped at a light in Oshawa

Staff Sgt. Micah Wagenberg told CBC Toronto that information received, suggests that an unknown suspect fired numerous rounds into a vehicle at the intersection.

The victim, who was inside the vehicle, was struck numerous times and was subsequently driven to a local hospital by friends, Wagenberg said.

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He said the injured man was later transferred to a Toronto-area hospital and is now in stable condition.

With help from his friends, the victim made his way to a local hospital before being rushed to a Toronto trauma centre with life-threatening injuries. He is currently in stable condition.

Wagenberg said it appears there were two vehicles involved and investigators believe shots were fired from both.

Police say they believe the incident may be related to an earlier disturbance that took place prior to the shooting in the area of Whisky John's Bar and Grill and the BOSS Shisha Lounge on King Street West. 

The victim was reportedly driving on Thorton Road with several friends when they stopped at a light on Rossland.

Thornton Road North between Rossland Road West and Prestwick Drive was closed for police investigation, but has since reopened.

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A 34-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after he was shot while stopped at a red light in Oshawa early Friday morning.

A 34-year-old man has been seriously injured after being shot while driving in Oshawa early Friday morning

Police say that the victim and several friends were driving northbound on Thornton Road at around 3:10 a.m. when their vehicle came to a stop at a red light at Rossland Road.

The victim and friends were driving north on Thornton Road when they stopped for a traffic light at an intersection, according to police. Shots were fired at the vehicle while it was stopped at the light and the victim was struck.

Police say that an unknown assailant or assailants then opened fire on the vehicle, wounding the victim in the process.

Police said the shooting may be related to an earlier incident in the area of Whisky John’s Bar and Grill and the BOSS Shisha Lounge on King St. West in Oshawa.

The victim was subsequently rushed to Lakeridge Health – Oshawa by his friends. He was then transferred to a Toronto trauma centre, where he remains in stable condition.

Police say that the shooting may be related to an earlier disturbance in the area of Whisky Johns Bar and Grill and the BOSS Shisha Lounge on King Street West in Oshawa.

Durham Regional Police said they received several calls about the sounds of gun shots near Rossland Road West and Thornton Road North after 3 a.m.

On Friday morning, a large police perimeter had been set up at the scene and at least six shell casings were visible on the pavement.

CP24s cameras also captured police towing a vehicle with at least five bullet holes away from Lakeridge Health – Oshawa.

A 34-year-old man has been transported to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries after an early morning shooting in Oshawa on Friday.

Police have said that they are interviewing at least 18 people in conection with the shooting, including witnesses and friends of the victim.

Anyone with information is advised to contact Det. Groat or Det. Const. Crosbie at 1-888-579-1520, ext 1825.

One neighbor who spoke to CP24 at the scene earlier on Friday morning said that they heard multiple gunshots at around 3:10 a.m. followed the sounds of someone screaming he has been shot. That neighbor said that they then spotted a silver car speeding away eastbound on Rossland Road.

The area of the shooting is closed for a police investigation. Police are advising people to avoid the area.

Police say that they plan to canvass the surrounding area for witnesses and surveillance camera footage.

Police tape is shown at the scene of a shooting investigation near Rossland and Thornton roads in Oshawa on Friday morning.