Man charged in Vaughan shooting also a victim

A 22-year-old Toronto man faces numerous weapons charges following a shooting in Vaughan that left him with a gunshot wound.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Aug. 28, York Regional Police responded to Vaughan Mills Mall following reports of apparent gunshots. Witnesses reported the suspects had fled the scene.

Police later learned a man went to hospital suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. They believe he had been involved in the earlier incident outside the mall, in which he had a firearm. He was later seen with two other men running from the area and taking off in a vehicle.

The man has been charged with weapons dangerous, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle. He was scheduled to appear in court at Newmarket on Aug. 29.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken with police or anyone who may have captured video of the incident on dashcam or on a commercial surveillance system is urged to contact York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at 1800222tips.com.

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