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Gunshots heard at 9:30 p.m. on Monday by Humberwoods Park

A source reveals that the shooting took place at 9:30 p.m. on Monday.



Eli Ridder, Arnold Samson | Report

Five gunshots were heard at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night from the western intersection of Humberline Dr. and Holyoake Cr. near Humberwoods Park, a source told The Avro Post Tuesday evening, defining for the first time the timing of the shooting incident.

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Multiple witnesses said there was a shooting by Holyoake Cr., just minutes from Humber College North Campus, and a five-vehicle police presence accompanied by K-9 unites appeared by midnight around the area.

Previously, it was believed the shooting took place before 11 p.m. due but there was no exact time specified as details were scarce. The Avro Post heard from witnesses and a Humber Et Cetera reporter on the scene.

Around 10 p.m., a Snapchat screenshot went out purportedly of a conversation the Humber Daily account was having with an individual who was nearby, confirming that a shooting took place.

“A shooting just happened beside my house and nobody has been apprehended,” the user, who had their name blocked out, told Humber Daily, which is run by Ekm Sohal.

Later on Monday night sources told a student reporter with The Avro Post that there was police activity at Holyoake Cr. because a shooting occurred. It is understood they lived nearby.

It is unclear whether these sources saw the Snapchat screenshot or if they heard of the shooting independently. However, they were at the scene when the police started to cordon off areas.

Humber Et Cetera reporter Rachael Taylor gave more detail to The Avro Post on Tuesday morning, saying that Humberline Dr. between the two Holyoake Cr. intersections were cordoned off.

Taylor arrived at the scene about 30 minutes after Sohal posted the Snapchat and found that there was no ambulance in sight and a police operation was underway.

“They were blocking off the road and a large part of the park [or] forested area across the way,” Taylor explained to The Avro Post, saying that there were four police cars and the K-9 unit vehicle.

Image via Rachel Taylor / Humber Et Cetera on April 1, 2019.

Toronto Police have yet to respond to comment.

This is not the first incident of its kind near North Campus. There was a major shooting last year in August and another in 2016. There have been reports of stabbings in the past as well.

More details to follow.

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