One suspect is in custody, a search is on for another, and a college has been dismissed for the day, after gunfire rocked the downtown core late Friday morning. The drama began just before the noon hour, after an apparent drive-by shooting in the Church and Gerrard area. Reports indicate as many as five shots may have been fired, but no one was hit.
The suspects took off in a car, but police made an arrest of another man they believe could be the driver a few minutes later. But a second male, thought to be armed, got away.
He apparently fled into the St. James campus of the nearby George Brown College at King and George Sts., which was surrounded and locked down by heavily armed E.T.F. officers.
An estimated 2,000 students streamed out of the building, and were sent home for the day. But it’s also possible the suspect could have been lost in that departing crowd or escaped out of a side entrance. So far, police haven’t found any sign of him.
It's not clear who the target of the drive-by shooting may have been.