Multiple arrests and two semi-automatic handguns seized in Shooting /Attempt Murder Investigation, Black Creek Boulevard and Eglinton Avenue West,

Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service is informing the public of three new arrests in a recent Shooting/Attempt Murder Investigation.

It is alleged that:

– on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a group of people were in the hallway of a residential building in the area of Black Creek Boulevard and Eglinton Avenue West

– at this time, unknown persons armed with firearms, entered the hallway and fired multiple shots towards the group

– as a result, five persons from the group suffered gunshot wounds and varying degrees of injuries and were taken to hospital

The Toronto Police Service West Gun Violence Suppression Unit commenced an investigation. Subsequently, two male adults and a young person were identified as the suspects involved in the shooting.

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, Toronto Police executed multiple Criminal Code search warrants at various addresses in the city’s west end.

As a result, Andre Cunningham, 20, of Toronto was located and arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) Five counts of Attempt Murder

2) Five counts of Discharge Firearm being reckless as to the life or safety of another person

3) Handle Firearm Carelessly

4) Possess loaded regulated Firearm

5) Possess restricted or prohibited Firearm without holding a licence or registration certificate

6) Carry concealed weapon

7) Possess weapon dangerous to public peace

8) Occupy motor vehicle with Firearm

He appeared in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Additional Warrants in the First Instance were executed for the outstanding two suspects in this matter.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Malik Mohamed, 21, of Toronto, was arrested by members of the Barrie Police Service for an unrelated matter.

9 mm Firearm seized in Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant
9 mm Firearm seized in Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant

It is alleged that:

– at the time of the arrest, Mohamed was in possession of two loaded semi-automatic handguns

– both guns were seized by the arresting officers

On Friday, November 8, 2019, on the strength of a Judge’s Order, officers of the Toronto Police Service executed a Warrant in the First Instance, and Malik Mohamed remained in police custody, and was taken back to the the city of Toronto.

He has been charged with:

1) Five counts of Attempt Murder

2) Five counts of Discharge Firearm being reckless as to the life or safety of another person

3) Handle Firearm Carelessly

4) Possess loaded regulated Firearm

5 Possess restricted or prohibited Firearm without holding a licence or registration certificate

6) Carry concealed weapon

7) Possess weapon dangerous to public peace

8) Occupy motor vehicle with Firearm

9) Fail to comply condition of judicial release

10) Possess Firearm while prohibited

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Tuesday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m.

On Monday, November 11, 2019, members of the Toronto Police Gun Violence Suppression Unit, the Guns and Gangs Task Force, and the Barrie Police Tactical Response Unit, executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) Search warrant at a residence in the City of Barrie, Ontario.

It is alleged that:

– inside of the residence, officers located and arrested a young person wanted in the Warrant in the First for the shooting incident on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

– two additional young persons, and 4 adult males were also inside the premise at the time

– a loaded 9mm handgun, as well as a quantity of cocaine, were also located in the residence and seized by officers

– all parties in the residence were arrested and charged accordingly, in regards to the CDSA search warrant

The young person wanted on the Warrant in the First was arrested. In relation to the shooting incident on October 30, he has been charged with:

1) Five counts of Attempt Murder

2) Five counts of Discharge Firearm being Reckless as to the Life or Safety of Another Person

3) Careless Storage of a Firearm

4)Possess Loaded Firearm

5) Two counts of Possess Restricted or Prohibited firearm without holding a license and Registration Certificate

6) Carry Concealed Weapon

7) Possess Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace

8) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm

The young person was scheduled to appear at the Youth Court located at 311 Jarvis Street on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

Case #: 2019-2098957

Toronto Police Service



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