TORONTO - With four people killed and at least five wounded in shootings over the last six days, the significant spike in gun violence the city endured in 2015 is showing no signs of letting up.
It may actually be getting worse.
Last year, when 26 of 56 murder victims in Toronto were gunned down, shooting occurrences rose nearly 45% and gun-related injuries jumped 75% over 2014.
So far in 2016, five of six homicide victims were shot and there have already been 32 shooting occurrences — double the 16 during the same period in 2015.
Here’s a look at the gun violence in Toronto over the last six days:
•Jan. 19: Tevin James, 22, was shot around 4:30 a.m. in a southern Etobicoke apartment and died days later. Frederick Leon, 20, is charged with second-degree murder.
•Jan. 20: Alfredo Patriarca, 42, was found shot to death in the garage of a home at The Kingsway and Princess Margaret Blvd., in central Etobicoke, around 8:30 p.m..
•Jan. 20: A gunman killed Alva Dixon, 70, and wounded a man in his 40s as they sat in a parked van at Birchmount Rd. and Morecambe Gate, north of Finch Ave. E., around 11:30 p.m.
•Jan. 21: Two men fired several shots into a home on Glendower Circuit, near Birchmount Rd. and Finch Ave. E., around 3:25 p.m., but nobody was hit.
•Jan. 24: Gunfire erupted around 2:30 a.m., near Bathurst and Niagara Sts., striking a woman in the leg and grazing a man’s head.
•Jan. 24: A man suffered a gunshot wound to his belly, near O’Connor Dr. and Victoria Park Ave., around 3:30 a.m.
•Jan. 24: A man now identified as Adedotun Agunbiade, 28, was killed when gunshots rang out during a private party at a hair salon in a strip mall on Ellesmere Rd., near McCowan Rd., around 4:20 a.m.
•Jan. 24: A man, 22, was wounded in a shooting near Jane St. and Shoreham Dr., north of Finch Ave. W., at 8:20 p.m. Anthony St. Louis, 24, faces attempted murder and other charges.
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