Two Scarborough schools on lockdown after shooting leaves male in life-threatening condition


A man is in life-threatening condition and two high schools are on precautionary lockdown after a shooting in Scarborough, Toronto police said.

Toronto paramedics said they responded to a call at Birchmount Rd. and Bonis Ave., near Sheppard Ave. E., at 1:30 p.m. and found a male they estimated at around 17- or 18-years-old in life-threatening condition suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Toronto paramedics found a boy around 17- or 18-years-old in life-threatening condition suffering from multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting at Birchmount Rd. and Bonis Ave. on Wednesday.  (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star)

The shooting occurred in relatively close proximity to two high schools, police said.

While there are no injuries reported at either school, both were placed on precautionary lockdown until further notice.

A police spokesperson said they were preparing for an emergency run to rush the boy to hospital. The spokesperson added police will be shutting down streets in the surrounding area to transport the boy more efficiently.

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The 17 Birchmount bus will detour southbound, via Huntingwood Dr., Warden Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E., while the run is taking place, the TTC said in a tweet.

Police said they have no suspects yet. No description of the shooter has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Emerald Bensadoun is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @twerk_vonnegut

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