Sherway Gardens mall in Etobicoke went into lockdown Friday afternoon as police responded to a shooting.
Police responded to the shopping centre just before 3 pm, according to an update on Twitter. There’s no word yet on how many people were hurt or who the suspect is.
– police are responding to a shooting
– officers o/s investigating
– unknown injuries
– Sherway Gardens is in lock down
– will update#GO1534404
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) August 13, 2021
One witness tweeted that two groups of people were shooting at each other.
— sabbbz (@slarosaa) August 13, 2021
A customer at the mall tweeted that she was evacuated with her daughter just after 3 pm, while others shared they were in lockdown in various stores.
Just got evacuated with my daughter! What an overwhelming thing to experience!
— Melissa (@DearestViolet) August 13, 2021
Please keep us posted. We’re at the back of a store in lockdown.
— Sandy B (@sandebeaches17) August 13, 2021
Keep us posted! We’re in a lockdown in the Hudson’s bay.
— Zaynab Jahan (@JahanZaynab) August 13, 2021
Cadillac Fairview confirmed the mall would be closed for the remainder of the day.
We can confirm that there is an active police investigation at CF Sherway Gardens. We direct all inquiries to Toronto Police Service. Due to the ongoing police investigation, the shopping centre will be closed for the remainder of the day.
— Cadillac Fairview (@CadFairview) August 13, 2021