Police seek information after 3 firearm incidents involving tow trucks in North York
Toronto police are seeking information regarding three firearm incidents involving tow trucks that occurred over a two-day time period in North York.
The first incident took place around : p.m. on Jan , near Highway and Avenue Road. According to investigators, a tow truck parked on a shoulder of the road was shot at by an occupant of a passing car.
Investigators have described the suspect vehicle as a dark blue Mercedes, which may be missing its rear licence plate.
Less than minutes later, police were called to Highway and Leslie Street after receiving another report of a shooting.
Investigators say that two tow trucks were parked on the south side of Highway and Avenue Road, when a dark-coloured sedan drove by. An occupant of the sedan began shooting in the direction of the tow trucks.
Police also said that a third tow truck, which was parked near Highway and Leslie Street, was shot at by the occupants of a dark-coloured sedan. The vehicle fled the scene travelling eastbound on Highway .
The third incident took place the following night around : p.m. near Highway and Avenue Road.
Police say there was an altercation between two tow truck drivers and “a firearm was observed.”
Police are asking anyone members of the public to come forward with information regarding any of the three incidents.
“We understand people can be reluctant to come forward in these types of incidents as they are often cause concern and some people might feel the information they have is of little importance,” police said in a news release issued Friday.
“However, we urge anyone with any information to contact us directly or contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.”