Thanks be to Vlad for the heads up…
”No motive”, but we know he’s a Muslim, so jihad (Islam 101) is not too far from being discovered as the prime motivating contributor…
Man charged with seven counts of attempted murder in ‘mind-boggling’ unprovoked Etobicoke shootings
‘We knew we were dealing with someone who was a serial shooter.’
The details are perplexing. Five separate shootings over the span of two weeks in Etobicoke. Seven victims ranging in age from four to 47. One suspect, but no apparent motive.
A 20-year-old Brampton man is facing dozens of charges, including seven counts of attempted murder, in a case Toronto police are calling “mind-boggling.”
Supt. Ron Taverner said the frightening thing is the “randomness of it,” saying that this appeared to be someone “virtually terrorizing people in this area of the city.”
“There’s no links between the victims whatsoever, we have no motive,” he said. “As far as we’re aware, (the suspect) knew none of them . . . which is even more disturbing.”
Consistent descriptions of the suspect and a vehicle he was seen driving let police connect the dots early on and understand that they were looking for one person.
The first and the last shootings were both on Rathburn Rd., near The West Mall and Renforth Dr. respectively, only two minutes’ drive away from each other. The three shootings in between those two were all in the Finch Ave. W. and Islington Ave. area.
“Seven days a week we’ve been on this case,” Taverner said. “We recognize how dangerous this individual was. We knew we were dealing with someone who was a serial shooter. We were on it. On it big time.”
The shootings began on Jan. 9 when a man fired multiple shots at two teenagers standing in the hallway of a residential building. A 15-year-old girl was not hurt, while a 19-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Taverner said.