22 February 2009

Must be the weekend

A man was clinging to life Sunday night after being shot, possibly numerous times, in a violence-plagued neighbourhood in the northwestern part of Toronto.

Toronto Police officers responded to a gun call at 245 Driftwood Ave. — northeast of Jane St. and Finch Ave. W. — around 7:10 p.m. and found the victim with life-threatening injuries.

The young man, believed to be about 19, was whisked away to the trauma centre at Sunnybrook hospital in critical condition.
Here's the obligatory affirmation of innate goodness from the Toronto Red Star...
"'It's usually a pretty safe neighbourhood. It's getting better. But people come here and cause trouble,' said Gord, who lives across the street from the apartment building and would not provide his last name."
Good grief.


UPDATE: Latest victim identified
The body of Peter Bowen, 20, was found in the driveway of a Driftwood Avenue apartment building on Sunday.

The murder is the city's eighth homicide of the year.
And yes, there's more...
Peel police confirmed today that the body of a man found in a high-end SUV in Brampton yesterday is that of missing Toronto restaurateur George Koutroubis.

English said there were obvious signs of trauma.

Koutroubis was part owner of trendy downtown restaurant Six Steps. Police had suggested Koutroubis may also be a bookie.