Toronto’s 5-year-old girl’s birthday party shooting is life-threatening
Police said a 5-year-old girl was still in a life-threatening state in a shooting incident on Saturday night at an outdoor children’s birthday party in the Rexdale community in northwest Toronto.
Toronto police spokesman Const said that an 11-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man were also shot and are still in the hospital and are not life-threatening. Ed Parkes.
Parks said a one-year-old boy who was bruised by a bullet did not need to be hospitalized.
Before 8pm on Saturday, the police received a report saying that after a shooting at a children’s birthday party, the police received an address on Tandridge Crescent.
According to the Toronto Police Inspector on Duty, investigators are looking for multiple suspects. On Saturday night, Kellyskinner spoke to reporters at the scene.
Skinner called on anyone with information to stand up.
“This is a tragedy. Three children were shot here tonight,” she said.
“We absolutely need your help, so if you have any information that can help us catch these suspects, please call 23 Division at (416) 808-2300.”
On Sunday, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Governor Doug Ford both expressed their condolences.
“It is unacceptable to shoot at any time, anywhere in the city of Toronto. Doing this at a child’s birthday party is much more than that,” Tory said in a statement.
“My heart is with the injured children and their families and friends because they are dealing with the terrible impact.”
Tori reiterated that the police are trying to “find the perpetrator” and urged anyone with information to contact the police.
Ford’s Etobicoke North ride included the shooting scene, which he described as “unbelievable and incomprehensible.”
“I feel heartbroken for the innocent young victims of this meaningless tragedy,” his statement said.
“Anyone involved in this heinous gun violence should not go unpunished. The perpetrators must be found and brought to justice.”