Thursday , July 29 2021

Two men charged with attempted homicide at weekend beach shootout



Toronto police accused two men of attempted homicide during the day's shooting at Beaches Sunday, which sent two victims to the hospital.

Police responded around 2:30 p.m. Sunday for shooting reports in the area of ​​Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave., and found two men in their 20s injured. They were transported to the hospital and should recover.

Toronto police responded Sunday at about 2.30 p.m. for reports of gunfire in the neighborhood of the beach and found two men in their 20 years injured. Police isolated the area for their investigation, including that area near Queen St. E. and Elmer Ave.
Toronto police responded Sunday at about 2.30 p.m. for reports of gunfire in the neighborhood of the beach and found two men in their 20 years injured. Police isolated the area for their investigation, including that area near Queen St. E. and Elmer Ave. (Tanis Fowler / Toronto Star)

Police also found wrappings and three firearms on site.

In a press release on Monday, police said the incident began at the intersection of Kingston Rd. And Woodbine, where a Mercedes stopped behind an Audi at a junction. A suspect got out of the Mercedes, approached the side of the Audi passenger and supposedly started firing inside him. He then ran south into the residential area southeast of the intersection.

After the shooting, Mercedes left and soon after fell in Queen, east of Woodbine. Four men ran from the Mercedes.

The Audi driver headed south on Woodbine toward Queen before stopping in front of a deal.

Residents told the Star that a shooting in the area was "unheard of" and that they were "amazed" at the incident of the day.

Two of the men who fled the Mercedes have been tracked down by police and arrested, but police say they are still looking for two suspects.

Ajmain Rahman, 21, and Rodrigues Sendia, 20, are charged with attempted manslaughter and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Sendia was also charged with failing to serve probation.

Katrina Arrogante, a police spokeswoman, said the two suspects appeared in court on Monday morning.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident, including photos, videos or dashcam footage, to call 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working in Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

Rhianna Jackson-Kelso is a breaking news reporter, working in Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @RhiannaJK


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