After two young girls were shot while playing in a park in Scarborough, Ont. on Thursday night, Toronto Police have made an arrest.
On Friday, police arrested Sheldon Eriya, age 21, of Markham. He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of proceeds of crime, and discharging a firearm.
Sheldon Eriya, 21, arrested in Attempt Murder investigation. 2 children shot— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) June 16, 2018
McCowan Rd Alton Towers Circle. Faces 7 charges. Man's photograph released. Two males outstanding, If you have info contact 42 Division 416-808-4200 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tips 1-800-222-8477 ^sm pic.twitter.com/mqenCbG2BT
He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall this morning.
2 CHILDREN SHOT-Vehicle/Suspect(s) to ID~Info call police 416-808-4200~Anonymous tips Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477~Thurs Jun14/2018 5:01pm police responded to reports of a shooting at McCowan Rd Alton Towers Circle area~2 girls aged 5 & 9 shot~11 children in park at time ^sm pic.twitter.com/mViWBENx2t— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) June 15, 2018
Eriya allegedly opened fire on another man who was in the park, located in the McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area. There were 11 young children in the park at the time of the shooting.
The shooter missed the target, but the stray bullets struck a pair of girls aged 5 and 9. The two girls were taken to hospital and underwent surgery for their injuries. Their injuries are not life threatening, according to police.