TORONTO, Ont. – A suspect wanted in an east-end shooting has been arrested without incident while en route to Ottawa on a bus, according to Toronto police.
The man, 25, was apprehended with the help of OPP, after he allegedly shot a woman and dog early Wednesday morning.
Both the woman, 24, and dog are expected to survive.
The victim and the shooter did know each other, according to police, who have not confirmed what their relationship may have been.
Several schools were placed on hold-and-secure following the shooting, which happened at a home on Woodgarden Crescent, in the Morningside and Lawrence Avenues area around 7:45 a.m.
“A number of schools in the area were placed in hold-and-secure at the time of the incident as a precaution,” said Constable Wendy Drummond with the Toronto police.
“Once the area was searched and it was determined that the subject was no longer in the area, those hold-and-secures were lifted.”
The following schools were on hold-and-secure but are now clear: Heron Park Jr. Public School, Joseph Brant Sr. Public School, William G. Miller Jr. Public School, West Hill Collegiate Institute, West Hill Public School, St. Malachy Catholic School and Peter Secor Jr. Public School.
EMS officials told 680News the woman suffered a minor gunshot wound to the leg while the dog was shot in the neck.
“A firearm has been seized, it was seized in the area surrounding the shooting, it was not on the suspect at the time of his arrest,” Drummond said.
“He has been taken to 43-Division for processing, where we will update when any charges are laid.”
When schools are placed into security measures, the decision for hold and secure or lockdown is determined by the school/board. ^tb
— Toronto Police(@TorontoPolice) June 27, 2012
According to the Toronto District School Board website, when a school is placed under hold and secure, all movement in and out of the school is restricted.
A lockdown is only used when the danger is inside the school or on school property.