In a tragic incident in Toronto on Wednesday, one person has lost their life, and three others are left injured after being struck by a vehicle in what authorities suspect might be a deliberate act.
The collision unfolded around 12:40 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment building near Victoria Park Avenue and Cassandra Boulevard, just north of Lawrence Avenue, according to Toronto police. Inspector Keri Fernandes revealed that a single motor vehicle was involved in the incident, resulting in casualties among the victims.
Of the four individuals struck, three were transported to the hospital, with paramedics reporting that two women are in critical, life-threatening condition, while a third person is critical but in non-life-threatening condition. Tragically, one adult female succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
The driver, identified as a man, remained at the scene and has been apprehended by law enforcement. As the investigation unfolds, Toronto police’s homicide unit is collaborating with the traffic services unit, suspecting that the victims may have been intentionally targeted.
Inspector Fernandes acknowledged the ongoing investigation’s early stage, addressing reports that the driver circled the parking lot, repeatedly striking the victims. She refrained from commenting on specific details, emphasizing the influx of information. The motive behind the incident and any potential connection between the driver and the victims remains unknown.
The authorities are yet to disclose whether the driver or the victims resided in the apartment building where the tragic event occurred. The community is left awaiting further updates as investigators work to unravel the circumstances surrounding this disturbing incident.