Three people handcuffed hour after man’s death
Barely an hour after a fatal shooting outside a Regent Park high rise yesterday police surrounded a bank of townhouses nearby, carrying children out of harm’s way and handcuffing at least three people.
A crush of officers swarmed the entrances to three semi-detached homes on St. David Walk late yesterday afternoon. Their cars commandeered the small laneway behind the Regent Park Community Centre, near Shuter and Parliament streets — feet from where Toronto’s 82nd homicide victim still lay, face down, unidentified and covered by a silvery sheet.
Police, some with guns drawn, surrounded several men on the steps outside the townhomes. A plainclothes officer scooped a toddler into his arms and escorted her and others away.
"People were taken out of a house," homicide Det. Stacy Gallant said. "But we don’t know whether they’re witnesses or suspects. They’re being questioned."