Teen dead after daytime shooting in Scarborough: police

Police on scene at Glendower Court and Birchmount Road in Scarborough. A teen died in hospital after a shooting June 15, 2024. Global News

A 16-year-old is dead after being hit by gunfire on Toronto’s east side.

Toronto police say the shots were fired in an area around Glendower Court and Birchmount Road in Scarborough just before 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The teen boy was rushed to hospital with “life-threatening injuries.”

He would later be pronounced dead in hospital, according to police.

“I believe this was a targeted event, I don’t that the victim was the intended target,” Det. Sgt. Aaron Akeson explained.

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Investigators say they’re seeking a pair of suspects with one wearing a red hat and shirt with tan shorts.

Another is believed to have been wearing a black hoodie.

One of the suspects left the area in a white SUV, while the other fled on foot.

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An investigation is ongoing.

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