A man was shot on Monday outside 2255 Weston Rd, near the corner of Coulter and Weston.
Two men were involved in an altercation in the parking lot beside a silver or grey Audi, according to police. The driver of the Audi shot the other man in the arm and fled in the car. The Audi crashed into a purple or maroon Dodge Caravan before heading north on Weston Road.
Police closed Weston Rd for several hours on Monday night while they investigated the scene. They are now trying to find both cars. The Audi has damage to the front right corner and the Dodge has damage to the rear right corner. Police are asking for the public’s help.
Toronto Police statistics show that fewer crimes were committed in Weston during the first six months of this year than in the first six months of 2009. Further, crimes have fallen more in Weston than in Toronto as a whole.
There have been fewer murders, sexual assaults, break and enters, and auto thefts so far this year. Thefts over $5000 and robberies are up, however.
In Toronto as a whole, 6.7% fewer crimes were committed than by this time last year. The decline occurred across all categories, too.
While some categories of crime in Weston increased, the total number of crimes declined 10%. Of course, summing the crimes so coarsely is a little disingenuous, since doing so does not take into account their seriousness—we would be willing to tolerate many more auto thefts than murders.
The police statistics do not suggest the cause of the declines.
Toronto Police are reporting that they arrested a man carrying a loaded pistol in the Lawrence and Weston Road area on Thursday.
Sean Wright, 25, was approached by officers who saw him carrying a handgun. He fled but was arrested soon after. There was a struggle during the arrest, and Wright “attempted to remove his handgun”.
Wright has been charged with 11 offenses, including assault, possession of a prohibited firearm, and possession of a firearm while prohibited.
That he has been previously prohibited from possessing a firearm indicates that this was not Wright’s first run-in with the law. He was carrying a Glock 9mm, a powerful, high-quality pistol carried by many police officers.
The Toronto Star claims that a local gang (the “Five Point Generalz”) could be found at two local establishments, Mario Bros Restaurant and The Central Bar and Grill.
The Five Point Generalz were swept up in a recent police bust, Project Corral. The gang was also recently involved in a violent turf war, the murder of a child (Efraim Brown), and the shooting of Shaquan Cadougan, 4.