Toronto police have arrested 20 year old Brampton man , Adam Abdi who allegedly shot at random strangers, including a four-year-old girl, in five separate incidents this month. Abdi is facing a total of 48 charges in connection to the shootings, including seven counts of attempted murder. Police indicate that he successfully shot two of the seven victims.
Between Jan. 9 and 21, police say Abdi approached people in a variety of circumstances and opened fire before running away.
Police say that in one case, he fired at two people standing inside the hallway of a building, wounding a 19-year-old victim.
In another, he approached a parked car with a man and young girl sitting inside and allegedly shot at both of them before fleeing.
Supt. Ron Taverner described the shootings as “outrageous and disturbing” and said investigators have not determined any possible motive or connection among the victims.
He said, “To go out and shoot five times at people, in a very short time span… it’s beyond comprehension.”
On Monday, officers working out of 31 Division and 22 Division arrested Abdi and seized a handgun related to the shootings.
They were able to track him down after a witness of the most recent incident provided a description of his vehicle.