Shots fired at Weston and Lawrence

Nine shots were fired on Monday near Weston and Lawrence. Nobody was injured.

The perpetrators should be put behind bars for a very long time for their murderous, reckless behaviour.

But, contrary to what I’ve heard people say, Weston is not getting worse. It’s getting better.

This is only the fourth time police have responded to shots fired in Weston or Mount Dennis this year, and there has not been a single homicide (touch wood). The leafy, lovely Humber-side area of Etobicoke has had three shootings, by way of perspective, and Jane-Finch has had 15.

Shootings in Weston this year. The one circled, on Jane, is two incidents, but I don’t know which side of the yellow line they happened on, so I split the difference.

Shootings in 12 Division, of which Weston is a part, are also down over last year. Crime, including murders, has been on a secular, nation-wide decline for three decades.

Shootings are awful, traumatic, and community-hardening events. So thank goodness we are having fewer of them.

12 Division shootings YTD
12 Division shootings YTD

 

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

1 thought on “Shots fired at Weston and Lawrence”

  1. Thanks for taking time for analysis, and your insight. This helps. So would Council investing money in this community, instead allowing gigantic high rises without requisite services like a walkable community centre.
    Ms Nunziata, please advocate.

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