April 4, 2019 5:18 pm
Updated: April 4, 2019 5:20 pm

Toronto councillor John Filion says shots were fired into his car, home

John Filion says he's been the target of two violent incidents over the past several weeks.

John Filion says he's been the target of two violent incidents over the past several weeks.

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Toronto city councillor John Filion says multiple gunshots were fired into his car and home early Thursday morning.

Toronto police said officers responded to a shooting call at Willowdale and Empress avenues at around 1:40 a.m.

In a statement, Filion said several bullets were shot into his parked car and another bullet went into a wall in his home.

Police said no one was injured and that the investigation is ongoing.

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“This follows an incident three weeks ago in which a man with a weapon attempted unsuccessfully to force his way into my home.”

Filion said he suspects he was targeted in relation to his work as a city councillor.

“Both incidents were reported to Toronto Police at the time they occurred, and I am confident that Toronto Police Service is now conducting a thorough investigation.”

Mayor John Tory said he was “troubled” to learn of the incidents in a Tweet Thursday afternoon.

Filion is the councillor for Willowdale – Ward 18.

 

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