16 year old charged with attempted murder after two men shot near Pearson airport

A 16-year-old teen is facing 13 charges  including two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting two men in the parking lot of a restaurant near Pearson airport earlier this month.Due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the teen cannot be identified.

According to a Toronto police statement, the teen was at a restaurant near Dixon Rd. and Hwy. 27 on the evening of Jan. 13 with a group of friends, when an argument took place.It turned ugly when he drew a handgun.

Police said everyone in the area then fled, including a 29-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, who tried driving away in a vehicle. The boy allegedly fired a number of rounds into their vehicle, wounding them.

Neither man died of their injuries, police said.

On Monday, police arrested the 16-year-old and seized a loaded CZ Shadow 9mm handgun.

He faces two counts of attempted murder, one count each of discharging a firearm with intent to wound, using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, possession of cocaine: and two counts each of possessing a restricted or prohibited firearm without a license, possessing a non-restricted firearm without holding a license, occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm, and using, storing, or handling a firearm carelessly.