Three teens hurt in separate weekend shootings
A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were struck by bullets in two separate drive-by shootings this weekend. Another teen was shot at a party Saturday morning.
The 16-year-old was struck in the arm and chest while riding his bicycle at about 3 p.m. Sunday in the city's northeast end, police said.
Three men had pulled up in a car and opened fire on Washburn Way, near Sheppard Avenue East and Neilson Road, police said.
Investigators have recovered shell casings from a revolver at the scene.
The victim was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital and is recovering from his injuries, which are not life-threatening.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen Saturday night while attending a picnic in Etobicoke at about 10 p.m.
He was seriously hurt after a white van drove by and shots were fired into Eglinton Flats park, near Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue West, police said.
The boy was able to walk with his friends to Etobicoke General Hospital. His injuries are serious but not life-threatening.
About 150 people were in the immediate area. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
That incident was the second shooting in Etobicoke in less than 24 hours.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the midsection at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning at a house party near Lakeshore Boulevard and Islington Avenue.
His injuries were also serious but not life-threatening.
No one has been charged in the three weekend incidents.
The shootings came as participants took part in a Stop the Violence march downtown Sunday organized by the Toronto Argonauts Foundation.