Jennifer Pagliaro and Dylan C. Robertson
Peel Regional Paramedic Services officials say the boy was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children with life-threatening injuries on a police-escorted emergency run. Initial reports suggest the boy was shot in the head, but Peel Regional Police were not able to confirm the extent of his injuries early Thursday.
“It is an active investigation,” Ruttan said, as officers on the scene tried to piece together the sequence of events that led to the tragedy. “All I can say is a young male had gunshots to his body.”
Police have set up a command post in the middle of the road near the end of a row of townhomes.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau was continuing a search into the early hours of Thursday morning with uniformed officers who could be seen shining flashlights amongst the townhomes beyond police tape that cordoned off the entire road.
Earlier, police swarmed the area with tactical teams and a canine unit who swept the area.
When officers arrived at Ardglen Dr., a taxi in the area was seized and those inside taken into custody for questioning, Ruttan said. It’s not known what involvement, if any, those individuals may have had with the shooting, he added.
Where the road meets Clarence St. at the east end are two plazas containing convenience stores, a bakery, a Caribbean takeout and salons.