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Lakeshore reopens after bullet-riddled car found

A major portion of Lakeshore Boulevard West has reopened, after a bullet-riddled car with blood-spattered seats was found by the road Tuesday.

Driver escaped major injury, co-operating with police

A major portion of Lakeshore Boulevard West has reopened, after a bullet-riddled car with blood-spattered seats was found by the road Tuesday.

Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the busy highway were closed from Ontario Street to Parkside Drive in the morning as investigators surveyed the scene. Thousands of rush-hour commuters were forced to take a detour.

The stretch of road reopened around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Police found shell casings on the ground near the black Lexus sedan, and also located, the driver, 19-year-old Jerry Pham.

Police said Pham is co-operating with the investigation, and though he suffered injuries to his ear during the shooting, he was not directly struck by any bullets.

Investigators say they're now looking for anyone in the area who might have seen a grey or white car speeding away at the time of the shooting.

Nobody was in the vehicle when police located it.

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