Toronto police charge man, 35, with attempted murder after evening shooting at house party
Police and hospital personnel are shown at the scene where a 35-year-old man is in custody in Toronto.
The incident happened just after midnight in Toronto on Sunday evening.
Police said the victim awoke to noises at his house – prompting him to make it his home, where he was found at 11:30. The man is currently in police custody.
Three people were taken to hospital after the shooting, some with serious injuries, police say.
“There was a lot of yelling and screaming and the victim, he was very, very fortunate. He was sitting down the hall from the other bedroom when he woke up; he heard noises and realized it was just a party,” Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray said at a news conference Sunday.
Police said the victim was shot near his bedroom door. His mother is in the house with him, police say.
“He called the police, and they were able to get there pretty quickly,” Gray said.
Police have not said what caused the man to shoot his mother and others in the house.
The 35-year-old is in police custody and is expected to face charges of attempted murder, forcible confinement, assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, assault with a firearm and firearms offences.