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