2 youths charged after shooting 14-year-old girl in Toronto: police

Nov 13 2019, 8:48 am

Two youths are facing a lengthy list of firearm-related charges after shooting a 14-year-old girl in the city’s north end, police say.

On Friday, November 8, at 12:30 am, officers reportedly responded to a call for a shooting in the area of Weston Road and Finch Avenue West.

According to police, a 14-year-old girl sustained serious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds inside a residence. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and later released.

As a result, the Toronto police’s West Command Gun Violence Suppression Unit launched an investigation into the shooting.

This led to two young people being arrested and charged in relation to the shooting. However, the suspects cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The youths are now facing the following eight charges:

  1. Discharge Firearm Being Reckless as to the Life or Safety of Another
  2. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  3. Careless Use of a Firearm
  4. Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
  5. Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a License and
    Registration Certificate
  6. Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not holding a
    License and Registration Certificate
  7. Possession of Firearm while Prohibited
  8. Fail to Comply with Recognizance

The two suspects appeared in court on November 9.