Second man charged in hallway shooting that injured 5 teens

Toronto police have charged a second man in connection with a shooting that injured five teens in October. The man was arrested in Barrie, Ont. in relation to a different matter before Police realized there was a warrant out for his arrest.

21-year-old arrested Wednesday in Barrie, Ont., in separate matter

Police found around 20 shell casings after a shooting inside this low-rise apartment complex that wounded five teenagers in October. A second man as been arrested. (Meagan Fitzpatrick/CBC)

Toronto police have charged a second man with attempted murder following a shooting that injured five teenagers late last month.

Investigators say Malik Mohamed, 21, was arrested on Wednesday in Barrie, Ont., in relation to a separate matter.

They say Barrie police then learned of the warrant out for his arrest related to the shooting at a low-rise apartment building in Toronto.

That incident happened on the evening of Oct. 30, when Toronto police allege two people opened fire on a group of teens gathered in the hallway.

A 16-year-old girl, a 17-year-old girl and three boys between the ages of 16 and 18 suffered gunshot wounds.

On November 8, Toronto Police returned Mohamed to Toronto. 

Mohamed has been charged with:

  • Five counts of attempted murder.
  • Discharging a firearm being reckless as to the life or safety of another person.
  • Careless storage of a firearm.
  • Possessing of a loaded firearm.
  • Two counts of possessing a restricted or prohibited firearm without a license and registration certificate.
  • Carrying a concealed weapon.
  • Possessing a weapon dangerous to public peace.
  • Occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm.

Andre Cunningham, 20, was arrested last week in Toronto in connection with the incident, and was also charged with five counts of attempted murder and other weapons-related offences.

Mohamed appeared in court on Friday. 

with files from CBC News