Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Spence’s Bakery

Six persons – five men and one woman- were shot outside Spence’s Bakery on Eglinton Avenue West in  Toronto hours before dawn yesterday morning.

The shooting in the neighbourhood known  as “Little Jamaica” is  believed to be “gang-related”  but  police say some of the people who were shot were innocent  bystanders.

According to the police, the bakery is not a “gang-related location.”

Police say  the injuries of the victims were not  life-threatening.

The victims ranged in age from  30 to 69-years old.

Commenting on the shooting, Jill Andrew, NDP MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s, noted that “Little Jamaica is one of the jewels of our city, and Spence’s Bakery is an indispensable community institution.

“People in Toronto–St. Paul’s, and everywhere, deserve to be safe in their homes, businesses, and their community.”

“This violence has no place on our streets, and our resilient community is coming together to address it. Andrew said.