2nd suspect charged with attempted murder after 5 people shot at Toronto apartment – Global News

2nd suspect charged with attempted murder after 5 people shot at Toronto apartment - Global News
Second suspect arrested after 5 teens shot in hallway of Greenhills apartment building
Toronto police say a second suspect is facing several charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a shooting at a west-end Toronto apartment last month that left five people injured.

Emergency crews were called to a property on Clearview Heights near Trethewey Drive, north of Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue West, just after 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

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Police said a group of people were gathered in an apartment hallway when three male suspects dressed in dark-coloured clothing arrived in a black sedan. He said two of the three suspects entered through a side door and opened fire on the people in the hallway.

Four victims were taken to a trauma centre by paramedics and a fifth person with injuries walked into hospital, police said. Two female victims are 16 and 17, and three male victims are between the ages of 16 and 18.

One of the suspects, 20-year-old Toronto resident Andre Cunningham, was arrested by police and charged with various offences — including five counts of attempted murder.

In an update released by Toronto police on Friday, officers said Barrie police arrested one of the wanted suspects on Wednesday for “an unrelated matter.” The statement said the suspect was found with two loaded semi-automatic handguns. After he was arrested, officers became aware of a warrant issued for the accused in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting.

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Investigators said Malik Mohamed was charged with five counts of attempted murder, two counts of possessing a restricted firearm without having a licence or registration certificate, discharging a firearm and being reckless as to the life or safety of another person, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 416-808-1200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of five teens in the hallway of an apartment building in Torontos Greenhills neighbourhood last week.

Police say the teens were gathered in the hallway of an apartment building on Clearview Heights, located near Trethewey and Black Creek drives, when suspects opened fire at around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

In video obtained by CTV News Toronto, one suspect appears to fire as many as 16 shots before fleeing the scene.

Two females, ages 16 and 17, two 16-year-old boys, and an 18-year-old man, were injured in the shooting but all are expected to survive.

On Friday, police confirmed that a second suspect is now in custody in connection with the shooting.

Malik Mohamed, a 21-year-old resident of Toronto, was arrested by police in Barrie on an unrelated matter on Wednesday and police say officers later learned that the man was wanted for his alleged involvement in the Toronto shooting.

When he was first taken into custody, police allege he was found in possession of two loaded semi-automatic handguns.

He is facing numerous charges, including five counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm being reckless as to the life or safety of another person, and possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm.

Andre Cunningham, 20, was arrested in connection with the shooting earlier this week and faces 16 charges, including five counts of attempted murder.

A bullet hole in a glass window is shown at an apartment complex where five teens were shot and injured on Oct. 30, 2019. (Marc Cormier/CTV News Toronto)