Man shot multiple times after drive-by in Toronto
A man has been hospitalized after being shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting in the Etobicoke region of Toronto.
Police say the shooting took place on Wednesday night in the area of Haye and Royal York Road.
A shooting in Ottawa Wednesday morning killed one and left three people seriously injured, who were rushed to hospital by paramedics.
The shooting took place on Gilmour Street at a spot about one kilometre from Parliament Hill.
According to CBC, paramedics were called to Gilmour Street, near the intersetion with Kent Street at around 7:30 a.m. local time.
Ottawa Police say the suspect is still at large.
The Ottawa Police say there is not an active shooter, but the area remained closed as they investigate the crime scene.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
A man has died in Edmonton after an early morning shooting on Christmas morning according to the Edmonton Journal.
The Journal reports that: “Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene after the victim was shot at a multi-unit housing complex at 117 Street and 106 Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Investigators say the man had been attending a Christmas party that spilled outside before he was shot.”
If this lethal incident is determined to be a homicide, it will be the 26th in Edmonton this year.
Three people were wounded today in a drive-by shooting in Pickering near Highway 401. The shooting occurred at about 3:20 a.m and those injured were taken to hospital.
The westbound collector lanes have been closed while the OPP investigate.
At the scene, a Kia car can be seen with bullet holes through the window.
The incident started at Island Mix Restaurant and Lounge on Brock Road in Pickering. A dispute broke out in the restaurant and ended up on the street.
Two men and two women were sitting in the Kia close to Whites Rd. near Highway 401 when another car approached and fired into the vehicle.
Three of the people in the car were hit. One man was hit in the chest and the other man in the shoulder. One woman was hit and the other escaped from the car free of injuries. She waited while hiding in some bushes and another car picked her up. Only one of the victims still remains in serious condition.
Investigators don’t yet know what caused the altercation in the nightclub.
This is one of many shootings in the GTA and close to Hwy. 401 this year.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told CP24 News, “All I can say is that the officers and the emergency response team members have walked back hundreds of metres on the highway looking for any possible evidence and there certainly is evidence being captured and collected.”
He also noted, “We have our forensic identification members as well as the traffic support doing aerial photography and ground based mapping as well to measure how long the scene actually is.”
At around 11:30 Police said that lanes would be closed for hours.
Almaas Elman, a Somali-Canadian activist, has been shot dead in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. This is the second death of a Canadian citizen in Somalia in the last six months.
The death of Elman was confirmed by the deputy commissioner of the Somali Police Force who went on to say that the investigation into her murder is ongoing, according to The New York Times.
Although the identity of the culprit remains unclear, the Somali police made clear that Elman was shot while she was in a car. At the time she was staying in Halane Complex, a fortified camp often used by African Union soldiers.
Freelance videographer, Said Fadhaye, was in the car as she died. Fadhaye described the incident, saying that Elman “died on my lap … May God have mercy on her.”
The other Canadian to die in Somalia this year was Hodan Nalayeh who returned to document her country.