Saturday, May 26, 2018

Toronto police warning Regent Park residents of two men trolling area with guns

Toronto police want the Regent Park community to be aware of a public safety alert that has been issued for two men trolling the area with guns.

On Wednesday morning at 12:43 a.m., a man was smoking a cigarette near 184 River St., near Gerrard St. E., when he was approached by two men.

Police say one of the men — wearing all white with a hooded garment — held a hand gun to the back of the smoking man’s head.

The suspect appeared to have pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t discharge and both suspects walked away.

A second incident took place on Wednesday at 12:51 a.m. near a variety store at 175 River St where a 42-year-old man was standing.

Police believe the same two suspects same are involved and both had guns.

They chased the victim into the lobby area of a building at 220 Oak St., where one suspect discharged his firearm, which struck the victim.

The suspects fled on foot and the victim was taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

Police say they believe the same two suspects are responsible for both incidents and have released video of the incidents.

“We are asking the public to be vigilant with the descriptions of these men and call police,” said police spokesman Katrina Arrogante.
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