Toronto police to announce another arrest in birthday party shooting

Toronto police are set to announce another arrest in connection with a shooting at a child’s birthday party on the weekend that injured four people.

One is a five-year-old girl who remains in critical condition.

Two boys, aged 1 and 11, were also injured. Both boys have been released from hospital. The alleged shooter, who has been arrested, was also injured.

In a tweet on Tuesday, police said Interim Chief James Ramer will speak to reporters at police headquarters to provide an update on the shooting.

You can watch that news conference live in this story. It is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m.

On Monday, police said they had arrested Demar Cadogan, 24, of Toronto, in connection with the shooting, which happened in Rexdale in the city’s northwest.

The shooting happened in the area of Byng Avenue and Tandridge Crescent on Saturday. Police were called to the scene shortly before 8 p.m. The birthday party was outdoors.

Cadogan has been charged with discharging a firearm with intent, possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate, possession of a loaded regulated firearm, and possession of a firearm while prohibited.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and that anyone with information should contact 23 Division at (416) 808-2300 or Crime Stoppers at (416) 222-8477.

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