TORONTO, Canada – Toronto police have surrounded a highrise apartment building near Regent Park following a shooting that took the life of a 15-year-old boy.
Officials have not release the victims name but the teenager was multiple times before succumbing to his injuries moments after arriving at a nearby hospital emergency room.
According to Constable Tony Vella of the Toronto police, the boy was shot just after 2 p.m. at 605 Whitesite Place near Dundas Street East and River Street.
Officers say they found a boy in a stairwell with gunshot wounds and shell casings. Media reports stated that he had been shot four times.
Soon after police had arrived, an emergency run was ordered for the ambulance, which transported the wounded teen to a nearby hospital.
Global News Agency confirmed that teenage boy died in hospital.
At first officers had some difficulty attending the scene due to elevator issues.
Ironically, it was in the lobby of the same building that two teens had been shot and killed in 2012. And in October 2010, Jermaine Derby, 19, and Sealand White, 15, were gunned down as they exited an elevator in the apartment building.
Police are presently combing the area and appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Presently, there are no suspects, but Vella said he is hopeful someone with information about the shooting will step forward.
D. Chandler contributed to this report