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Boy, 15, wounded in drive-by shooting in Toronto; injuries not life-threatening

Police tape demarking a crime scene.

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A 15-year-old boy is recovering in hospital following a drive-by shooting in Toronto on Wednesday night, 680 News reports.

Police say the victim, his brother and two friends were standing in a walkway (on Varna Drive near Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West) when a vehicle with several occupants drove by.

Multiple shots were fired, with the teen hit twice in the lower back, but police say the victim's brother and friends were not injured.

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Police say there's no indication that the victim knew the shooter and it's possible that the incident is a case of mistaken identity.

The teen is expected to survive.

Police are looking for a newer, silver or white Toyota Camry and a second vehicle, described as a dark-coloured Mazda or Nissan, which may also be involved.

There were multiple witnesses in the area at the time of the incident and investigators are asking anyone with information to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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