24 August 2009

Shooting in Scarborough...

...must be Monday...
-- TORONTO -- A 33-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was shot in a north Scarborough apartment building this morning, Toronto Police say.

The victim was taken to Sunnybrook hospital with at least two gunshot wounds after making his way out of the 20 Stonehill Court building, near Warden and Finch Aves., where he flagged down a taxi just after 5:30 a.m., Sgt. John Stevens said.

One suspect was seen fleeing the building, but only a vague description was given.
...or maybe Tuesday...
Around 3 a.m., residents on Angela Court, near Markham Rd. and Golden Ave., reported hearing several gunshots.

Police are looking for a man they believe fled north after the shooting and may have taken a taxi from Markham to Toronto.

He's described as black, 25 or 26, about six-feet tall, 165 lbs., wearing dark clothing and a baseball hat.
In other big city "crime is down" news... remember when you were a kid... and people were snatched off the streets at gunpoint?
For one, the day Muhammad-Haroon went missing, he was planning to leave the country to visit family living abroad. But, typically an individual facing criminal charges is not allowed to leave the province.

UPDATE: That Furqan, what a kidder...
Toronto police said Tuesday evening that the 22-year-old has been charged with public mischief and will be appearing in court in Toronto on Wednesday morning.

"After further investigation, no abduction occurred as reported," police said.

Muhammad-Haroon has been described by family and friends as a young man of fine character.

RELATED: One for the good guys
Police say they have made an arrest in the July 25 shooting death of a man outside a popular Annex nightspot.

Sgt. Paul Sweenie of the Toronto Police Service's 14 Division told ctvtoronto.ca on Tuesday evening that police had someone in custody at the division offices and would be releasing more information shortly.

Asked if it was the suspect in the case, 22-year-old Marvin Jarrett, Sweenie said, "I believe so."