Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Trouble in the Beach

Right down the street from me. Took this shot yesterday morning on my morning ride.
Check it out:
SIU probes cop shooting
The province's police watchdog is investigating after a 49-year-old man was shot while driving an SUV in the Beach early yesterday.
The Special Investigations Unit says officers were apparently investigating a vehicle they believed to be stolen and the driver was shot twice in the upper body around 3:15 a.m. on Beech Ave. a block north of Queen St. E.
"The vehicle may have been driven at police, but we don't have that confirmed yet," SIU spokesman John Yoannou said yesterday. "It's still early in the investigation."
The man behind the wheel of the black BMW SUV was rushed to hospital suffering from two gunshot wounds, possibly to his shoulder. His name was not released and Yoannou said he had no fixed address.
"He's not going to die, as far as we know," he said.
Residents of the upscale neighbourhood were shocked to hear gunfire in the middle of the night on their quiet street.
"You don't expect this in your neighbourhood, but I guess times are changing,".
"This is a quiet part of the city. It's not something you expect to walk out to (first thing in the morning)".
A section of Beech Ave. was cordoned off with yellow tape and the SUV was on a front lawn with its two front doors open and both windows smashed.
SIU investigators spent the day canvassing residents and plan to return to the neighbourhood tonight to look for more witnesses.
story courtesy of http://www.torontosun.com, picture courtesy of me.

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