Are We Still Safe?

Last night there were three separate shootings in Toronto that left two people dead and three more in the hospital.

In one occasion, two men in their 20s who were at a mall in Scarborough were shot while inside their car around 11:00 pm. One man had to be rushed to Sunnybrook for surgery on the gunshot wound to his face and neck. The other man managed to run from the car to show up at Scarborough General later on.

Apparently the police recovered a .45-calibre gun and arrested two people within the hour.

At 4:00 am, around Homewood & Maitland, two people were shot outside a house, one of them shot in the head. Both had life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Not too long after that, a man was shot multiple times in the Jarvis & Bloor area. Apparently some man came up to the car around Sherbourne & Carlton and started firing into the car. That victim was also rushed to St. Mike’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Minutes later, people inside a car flagged down police at Jarvis and Bloor Sts. with a man inside who had been shot multiple times. Witnesses told police a man approached the car on Sherbourne near Carlton and fired several times into the car.

Two people are dead now and apparently the police don’t know whether the different attacks are related.

I don’t know what the hell is going on in this city any more where innocent people can get shot just coming out of a store… that happened the other day.

I think I worry more for my kids who are out and about in the city than for myself since I’m usually at home. But it’s starting to make me rethink the idea of going out for a few groceries.

I’m hoping that the law is going to get tough and crack down on incidents like these. There used to be only a few shootings a year in Toronto. Now we can hear about these incidents in a span of a couple of days.

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