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Canadian police carry out several arrests over Toronto shootings

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Mehboob Ali Shaikh
Mehboob Ali Shaikh is the Bureau Chief of World News Observer. Based in Canada, working with Toronto 360 TV. Mehboob has accomplished Years of experience in print and broadcast media. He is an active participant in Social media strategies, including Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
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Toronto police chief Mark Saunders announced on Friday several arrests linked to shootings after a week of violence in the city.

At a press conference on Friday morning, Mark Saunders said investigators had made progress in three separate incidents, leading to the arrest of five people and the confiscation of three firearms.

Saunders said “the series of shootings are related to and linked to street gangs,” but stressed the importance of maintaining the safety of pedestrians. “Sometimes this does not mean that innocent people are not affected.

“We are optimistic about some of the ongoing investigations,” he said.

Over the past week, police have responded to numerous shootings, including a long weekend, in which 17 people were shot in 14 separate shooting incidents. There have also been three shootings in one district of Scarborough suburb since Tuesday.

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