Student shot in parking lot of Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, police say

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Police were called to Victoria Park Collegiate Institute around 11 a.m. for reports of gunfire. They arrived to find shell casings in the school parking lot. The victim was found nearby.   (The Canadian Press - image credit)
Police were called to Victoria Park Collegiate Institute around 11 a.m. for reports of gunfire. They arrived to find shell casings in the school parking lot. The victim was found nearby. (The Canadian Press - image credit)

A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after a shooting in the parking lot of an east-end Toronto high school Thursday, police say.

Police were called to Victoria Park Collegiate Institute around 11 a.m. for reports of gunfire. They arrived to find shell casings in the school parking lot.

The victim was found in the nearby Lawrence Avenue East and Don Mills Road area with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

Officers canvassed the area looking for any information from students who may have witnessed the shooting.

According to Toronto District School Board spokesperson Ryan Bird, the victim was a Grade 11 student.

Toronto police Const. Laura Brabant told CBC News there is no word yet on a possible suspect.

The shooting comes just months after 15-year-old Maahir Dosani was killed in a triple stabbing at the same school after a fight on the track.

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