Toronto Police Service is actively searching for a man accused of wounding two individuals with an imitation firearm in an east-end apartment on Saturday. Authorities have released the name and photograph of the suspect, urging residents to come forward with any pertinent information.
According to police, the incident occurred in the vicinity of Dawes Road and Gower Street, an area west of Victoria Park Avenue. Reports allege that the man entered an apartment building and, once inside, fired an imitation firearm. The gunfire resulted in two residents being struck and injured.
The alleged perpetrator has been identified as 35-year-old Travis Adams. Adams faces two counts of assault with a weapon, a count of using an imitation firearm, and the charge of discharging an air gun with intent to wound.
He is described as standing 5-foot-5, having a thin build, and sporting black dreadlocks. Witnesses from the scene noted that he was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweater, black pants, black and white shoes, and carrying a grey backpack.
A Plea to the Public
Toronto police have released a photo of Adams in an attempt to expedite his apprehension. They are encouraging anyone with knowledge of the incident or Adams’ whereabouts to assist in the investigation.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com,” the police statement read.
Police are urging residents to exercise caution and not to approach Adams directly if spotted, but rather to contact authorities immediately. The motive behind the alleged incident remains unclear at this time.