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Oakville man facing 10 charges after shots fired in downtown Toronto

HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police say an Oakville man is facing 10 charges after two shots were fired toward a large crowd of people in downtown Toronto early on Friday morning.

Police say nobody was injured in the incident, which happened on Toronto’s bustling King Street West shortly before 3 a.m.

They say after the weapon was fired, two suspects were seen fleeing on foot before getting into a four-door sedan with dark-tinted windows.

Police say Jefferson Morgan, 29, has been charged with a range of offences, including attempted murder, uttering death threats, discharge of a firearm with intent to wound or kill and breach of probation. He was scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.

Investigators are looking for a second man allegedly seen with Morgan that they describe as having dark hair that is thinner on the sides and thick eyebrows.

Toronto’s mayor has promised a crackdown on gun crime in the city after a separate incident on Thursday in which two girls were struck and injured while playing in a park.