TORONTO, Ont. – A 17-year-old boy who was injured in the fatal community barbecue shooting on Scarborough’s Danzig Street was wounded a second time in a weekend shooting in north Scarborough.
A source confirmed to 680News that the youth shot in the L’Amoreaux district on Sunday was also shot at the July 16 mass shooting that wounded 23 and killed two young people.
The 17-year-old victim was shot in the thigh outside a townhouse complex on Chester Le Boulevard near Finch and Victoria Park avenues on Sunday, sustaining serious but non life-threatening injuries. The firearm failed, allowing the victim to flee.
The youth wounded in Sunday’s incident was charged with drug-related offences when Toronto police conducted a search warrant at his home.
A 16-year-old Toronto boy was arrested and charged with nine firearm-related offences and several other charges, including attempted murder in connection with Sunday’s shooting.
The name of the boy or the alleged victim cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
A search warrant was executed at an east-end townhouse complex near Morningside and Lawrence avenues on Sept. 4. Police seized a loaded 9mm handgun and an undisclosed amount of cocaine at a home on Danzig Street.
In a related search, Avian Gooden, 18, of Toronto was charged with firearm and drug-related offences.
Both appeared at a Scarborough courthouse on Wednesday.