Police search for suspect after shooting at fitness class in Christie Pits Park
Witness says shooter walked up to man conducting class and shot him
An instructor conducting a fitness class in Christie Pits Park is in serious condition after being shot in the abdominal area, while another person nearby was hit in the foot by a stray bullet Saturday morning, Toronto police said.
Police said they received a call about the shooting at the popular park near Bloor Street West and Christie Street shortly after 9 a.m.
She said she was working out beside the alleged shooter and saw him walk up to the instructor and shoot him four or five times.
In an interview with CBC News, Const. Craig Brister confirmed that "one of the victims was leading the fitness class" at the time of the shooting.
On its Facebook page, 25/7 Fitness says it offers free bootcamp classes every Saturday at 8 a.m. near the park's baseball diamond.
Police describe the suspect as black with short cornrows hanging out of a black baseball cap.
They say he's between 25 and 30 years old, has a thin build and stands about 5'9.
Police say he was wearing a black hoodie with a white logo in the centre, black sweat pants with a light logo on left front hip area, light-coloured running shoes, and dark sunglasses with gold trim on the arms.