Four people have been arrested in connection with the investigation into an east end shooting, which saw a 10 year old boy struck in the shoulder as he slept.
The incident happened on June 3rd in the area of Blake Street and Boultree Avenue, which is near the corner of Jones Avenue and Gerrard Street.
Police a executed search warrant on Wednesday and two men were arrested in connection with the shooting.
18 year old Jeremy Morgan and 20 year old Jaden Sauve both face 11 charges, mostly weapons related including aggravated assault and possession of an unauthorized firearm.
Both were known to police.
A second search warrant was subsequently executed and resulted in the arrest of 23 year old John Fetterly-Brown and 18 year old Destany White-Campbell who face charges related to drug possession.
All four have since made an appearance in court.
Speaking during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Detective Darryl Linquist said that police do not believe that the residence hit was the intended target.
He extended his thanks to different partners within Toronto Police such as the gun and gang task force, the drug squad, TAVIS and forensic identification services.
Thanks was also extended to community partners outside the Toronto police service, particularly the TCHC and the City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program for their help in the investigation, with Chief Saunders adding that ”this is just an indicator of what happens and how successful we can be when the community works with the Toronto Police Service in solving crimes to help keep their communities safe.”
Saunders also said he attended the crime scene shortly after the shooting in an effort to establish what exactly investigators needed, saying that ”really, it is a matter of working with the community and making sure that police officers are in the right place at the right time and, with that, we get great results.”
Meanwhile, Detective Linquist confirmed that the boy is recovering, saying that ”considering the trauma that he went through, he appears to be doing well.”