Bullets fired at home of Toronto councillor John Filion and CBC host Anna Maria Tremonti
Nobody injured, police notified about overnight shooting
A Toronto councillor says multiple bullets were fired into his car and home early Thursday morning, and that he believes it's related to his work at city hall.
Coun. John Filion said no one was injured. He said the shots were fired around 1:40 a.m., and that police have been notified and are investigating.
Police confirmed a shooting took place outside a home in the area of Willowdale and Empress avenues, in north Toronto, and that an investigation into the gunfire is ongoing.
"This follows an incident three weeks ago in which a man with a weapon attempted unsuccessfully to force his way into my home," Filion said in an emailed statement.
"I suspect I have been targeted and that this is related to my work as a city councillor."
Filion declined to provide any more details, saying he doesn't want to compromise the police investigation.
CBC Radio host Anna Maria Tremonti lives with Filion at the home and was there at the time of the incident, CBC spokesperson Chuck Thompson said.
Tremonti doesn't believe she was the target of the attack, Thompson said.
Mayor confident in police investigation
Toronto Mayor John Tory also issued a statement about the incident, saying he's "very troubled" about the shooting and the previous incident.
"I spoke with him this morning to ensure he was uninjured, and to express my concern," Tory said.
"I am also confident that our police service is using its considerable skill and ability to fully investigate these incidents."
Filion represents Ward 18, a rapidly growing area of the city. Before that, he served as a North York councillor and a member of its board of education.
He easily won re-election last year, topping his nearest rival by nearly 3,000 votes.
Tremonti, an award-winning journalist, hosts CBC Radio's The Current.