Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Vishnuvarthan Srivaratharajah, 26, Bao Quach, 19, Walter Long, 19 and Van Le, 19 all of Toronto face a total of 28 charges, including careless use of a firearm
Toronto Police officers found a Glock handgun around 6:35 a.m. Monday when they answered a call about gunshots being fired in the Pape and Mortimer Aves. area.
“One person actually told us that they saw a vehicle with someone in the backseat holding a handgun out the window and firing the handgun,” Det.-Sgt. Jim Gotell said Tuesday. “It’s not something that we would see everyday, especially at 6:30 a.m., which is almost morning rush-hour.”
Gotell said police located the vehicle, placed the occupants under arrest and found the Glock and bullet casings.
“As far as we know, nobody was hurt,” he added. “We had no other reports of bullets impacting anywhere and anyone.”
Vishnuvarthan Srivaratharajah, 26, Bao Quach, 19, Walter Long, 19 and Van Le, 19 — all of Toronto — face a total of 28 charges, including careless use of a firearm.
The seizure prompted a tweet by Chief Mark Saunders on Tuesday: “Guns seized yesterday through excellent police work, which continues to be done on the streets of #Toronto by my officers.”
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