Toronto police say they’ve arrested suspects in two high-profile shootings in which innocent bystanders were caught in the crosshairs of alleged gang-related violence.
Chief Mark Saunders says the arrests came Tuesday afternoon while officers were searching a home in neighbouring York Region.
Saunders says officers arrested two suspects who had been the subject of Canada-wide search warrants for at least the past two years.
T’Quan Robertson was wanted on two counts of attempted murder related to a shooting at a playground that injured two sisters, ages five and nine.
Alexander Fountain was wanted in connection with the 2017 death of 24-year-old Samatar Farah, who police have previously said was an innocent victim in a turf war between members of rival housing complexes.
Saunders says more information on both arrests, as well as the ongoing investigation that produced them, is expected on Wednesday.
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