One fatal run for teen, one lucky stop for man
A 17-year-old boy fleeing a robbery scene died after being struck by acar, while a 22-year-old man survived multiple gunshot wounds, inseparate incidents over the weekend.
A 17-year-old boy fleeing a robbery scene died after being struck by a car, while a 22-year-old man survived multiple gunshot wounds, in separate incidents over the weekend.
Police confirmed the teen’s death early yesterday. He is alleged to be one of two men who robbed the R. J. Food Market convenience store in the Victoria Park and Lawrence Avenue East area around 8:30 p.m. Friday.
“They were both wearing masks. I could only see their eyes,” said store owner Kaan Liu, who was at the store along with his wife and several other customers at the time.
The two men seized approximately $150 from the cash register.
As they fled across the street, Liu saw the 17-year-old get struck by a car while the other suspect escaped.
Hours after police confirmed the death, a 22-year-old man was shot three times in Scarborough.
The bleeding man ran up to an ambulance that happened to be stopped at a traffic light near the intersection of Kennedy Road and St. Clair Avenue around 2:30 a.m., an EMS representative said. He was shot once in the chest and twice in the arms, police say.
Paramedics contacted police and rushed the man to Sunnybrook Hospital. He is in stable condition and is expected to survive.