Crime alert: Shooting at Gerrard St. E. and Nasmith Ave.

In what is becoming a weekly occurrence, there was another shooting close to the neighbourhood this evening. Toronto Police tweeted at 11:40 p.m. that there was a shooting and a person was taken away in an ambulance 15 minutes later. In the photo below, police tape can be seen around the play area on the south side of Gerrard Street East, south of Nasmith Avenue.

Updated Sept. 24 11:30 a.m.:
CBC is reporting that the person found at the scene was seriously injured, but after surgery is currently listed as in stable condition.

City News is reporting that police are seeking 2 suspects described as black males, over 6 feet in height and in their 20s.

This incident occurred approximately 20 metres from the scene of the fatal shooting on January 30 2017 of 18 year-old Ali Rizeig. There is a TCHC security camera a few metres away from the scene of both of these shootings, which we hope captured these incidents (image below).

There have been a number of shootings in Regent Park over the past few weeks:
July 2, 2017 – Regent St. and Cole St. (person killed)
August 28, 2017 – Dundas St. E. and Sackville St. (person injured)
Sept. 4, 2017 – Gerrard St. E. and Sumach St. (person injured)
Sept. 16, 2017 – Gerrard St. E. and River St. (1 person killed, 1 injured)

Pictures of suspects in the August 28 and September 4 shootings have been made available by Toronto Police.

As well as these shootings south of the neighbourhood, gunfire was reported and confirmed at Broadcast Lane near Winchester St. on April 20 2017.

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Police officers around a taped-off play area in Regent Park on Saturday September 23, 2017
Image of police car in front of crime scene
Ambulance leaves with lights and sirens at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday September 23, 2017
Image of police cars and ambulance

Posters such as the one pictured below were posted in parts of Cabbagetown shortly after the September 4 shooting
Poster warning of random shootings in the neighbourhood

Location of a security camera very near to the January 30 and September 23 shootings
Security Camera location in Regent Park


If you have any information about this or any other matter of similar concern – call Toronto Police. Also, be sure to report crimes of any severity or value to the police as they monitor these reports and assign resources accordingly. If you would like to let fellow residents know also, please contact us and let us know what you would be comfortable with us sharing.

Toronto Police:
416-808-2222 for non-emergency inquiries
911 for emergencies and crimes in progress
Toronto Police CORE (Citizen Online Report Entry)
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