Toronto Crime Stats— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) 31 December 2019
2005, Summer of the Gun: 262 shootings 367 victims.
2014, yr before street checks banned: 177 shootings 242 victims.
2019 to Dec. 30: 484 shootings 764 victims.
Compared to 2005 shootings +85% victims +108%
Compared to 2014, shootings +173%, victims +215
The national bomb squad was called out to investigate the object, which turned out to be a hand grenade. The first report of the object was made around 10.30am. "It was a teacher at the school who raised the alarm. The employee then showed [us] where the object was and we cordoned off a large area," said police press spokesperson Per Fahlström.