-- TORONTO -- A 13-year-old boy was found with a loaded handgun in Toronto's northwest end, police said this morning. The boy was being investigated as part of a shooting investigation in the Jane St. and Falstaff Ave. area, south of Wilson Ave., when cops found the gun around 6:45 p.m. yesterday, Toronto Police said in a news release.Of course, under the Young Offenders Act... he was home before bedtime.
He was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, possession of a prohibitedfirearm with ammunition and carrying a concealed weapon.
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Inside the low-income building and on surrounding streets, police continued to probe the latest, and perhaps most disturbing, blast of gun violence in the 12 Division patrol area.*
So far this year, eight of Toronto's 20 homicides, including four shooting deaths in the past month, have taken place there.