Man walks into North York police station with serious gunshot wound
Victim rushed to hospital, police tape off area around 12 Division
A man walked into North York police station with a gunshot wound on Saturday afternoon and had to be rushed to hospital, Toronto police say.
The man arrived at 12 Division, located at 200 Trethewey Drive, shortly after 3 p.m., Const. Alex Li told CBC News
Li said officers taped off the police station and surrounding areas to protect evidence that would help in their investigation.
Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, a spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, later told CBC News that police "have located what looks to be the scene of the shooting a short distance away from the division" at the intersection of Todd Baylis Boulevard and Industry Street.
"Officers located several shell casings in the area," Douglas-Cook said.
Approximately 12 Tim Hortons coffee cups — believed to be evidence markers — can be seen lining the ground.
It is believed the cups are placed on the shell casings.
"It is an on-going investigation to confirm that this is in fact the scene," Douglas-Cook said.
Victim may have driven to the station
It was not immediately clear how the victim made his way to the police station from the scene of the shooting, but police believe he drove himself there.
"He walked into the station but by all accounts it appears he may have driven to the station from the area in which he was shot," Douglas-Cook told CBC News.
A black car, with both doors open, can be seen parked outside the police station.
The passenger side window of the car is riddled with bullet holes.
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String of shootings in 12 Division
Saturday's incident was the latest in a string of recent shootings in 12 Division.
On Oct. 30, five teenagers were injured when two people opened fire on a group of teens gathered in the hallway of an apartment complex on Clearview Heights near Trethewey Drive, east of Black Creek Drive.
The victims, two girls and three boys, range in age from 16 to 18. The girls are 16 and 17 and the boys are between the ages of 16 and 18.
Toronto police have since charged two men with attempted murder in connection with the shooting.
A few days later, a man opened fire near a bar on Jane Street, near Lawrence Avenue, injuring two men. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to a trauma centre with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police later identified the man killed in the shooting as 20-year-old Miganeh Idriss.