14-year-old taken to hospital after shooting in Toronto’s west end: police

The scene where a 14-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being shot in Toronto's west end Saturday evening. Andrew Collins / Global News

Toronto Police say a 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being shot near Islington Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard.

Emergency crews were called to a park near the area just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

“We received reports that occupants of two vehicles were seen shooting at each other and this caused multiple people who were in the park at the time to duck and take cover,” Cst. Laura Brabant said.

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Police say the father of the victim was driving in the area when a stray bullet shot through the car and into his son’s upper leg.

Toronto Paramedics tell Global News that the boy was transported to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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Anyone with information or dash cam video is asked to contact police at 416-808-2222 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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