Toronto police are seeking a gunman who shot a five-year-old girl when he opened fire on a group of people gathered on a patio.

Police say the shooter was armed with two guns and one of the bullets entered a west-end apartment and struck the child.

She is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A man ran from the scene to a nearby river and was arrested after he became stranded on a small island.


Police say he has been released without charges and the search for the gunman continues (in the Lawrence Ave.-Weston Rd. area).

Police have not indicated what prompted the shooting.