5 killed, 3 injured during violent long weekend in Toronto area

5 killed, 3 injured during violent long weekend in Toronto area
5 killed, 3 injured during violent long weekend in Toronto area

Five people were gunned down and three others were seriously injured during a violent Labour Day weekend in the Greater Toronto Area.

The first shooting took place at just before 5 a.m. on Friday in the city’s east end, near Burhill Road and Warden Avenue. Alpha Conteh, 24, of Toronto, was killed. Toronto Police are looking for one male suspect and a getaway car.

On Saturday, at approximately 3:40 a.m., two men boarded a TTC streetcar near Spadina Avenue and King Street West and stabbed a 24-year-old man after an apparent altercation. Police released security camera footage of two suspects they say are wanted in connection with the attempted murder investigation.

The following day, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, Toronto Police were forced to deal with yet more gun violence in the city’s east end, this time in the area of Alford Crescent and McLevin Avenue. Rudolph Augustus Tyrell, 30, of Toronto was killed. A second man was treated for gunshot wounds. Police are seeking at least one male suspect.

That same night, police just west of the City of Toronto in Peel Region dealt with two deadly shootings involving three victims. The first shooting occurred around 12:40 a.m. in the Vodden Street East and Kennedy Road North area of Brampton. A male and a female were targeted while sitting in the back of a taxicab. The 27-year-old male victim, Cliff Correia, later died in hospital. The female was in stable condition as of Monday.

At around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Peel Police were called to the scene of a second shooting, this one at Sunforest Drive and Sandalwood Parkway East in Brampton. Georgetown resident Derrick McKeown, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene in what police say was also a targeted shooting.

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