Two arrested after shots fired from Annex rooftop

Man, 41, tried to hide gun after firing three times from building in Bloor and Spadina area, police say

A man has been charged with discharging a firearm recklessly after shots rang out on an Annex rooftop on Saturday.

After the arrest, further investigation led to a woman also being arrested for her alleged involvement with the gun.

Police say the man, armed with a handgun climbed to the rooftop of a commercial building near Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue on April 6 and fired three shots in an unknown direction.

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When officers arrived at 3:22 response to reports of gunshots, the man tried to hide the gun in a trash can, according to police.

They recovered a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol.

Steve Andrade, 41, of Toronto, is charged with six firearm-related offences including possessing a restricted firearm without a licence and discharging a firearm recklessly.

After further investigation, Dalma Becsei, 48, of Mississauga, was charged with three counts including unsafe storage of a firearm and transferring a firearm without authority.

They were both scheduled to appear in court on April 7.

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Posted: Apr 8 2019 1:06 am
Filed in: NEWS