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A youth arrested in Barrie Monday is charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a mass shooting that left a group of teens with gunshot injuries in a west-end Toronto lowrise late last month.

Toronto and Barrie police arrested the youth while conducting a drug raid at a Barrie home. The youth, two other youths and four adult men were found inside the residence with a loaded 9 mm handgun and a “quantity” of cocaine.

All seven were charged in relation to the weapon and the seized cocaine, police said. 

The youth is the third person police have charged in relation to the Oct. 30 shooting. 

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Police alleged three suspects approached a building near Black Creek and Trethewey in a black sedan, entered the building wearing black clothing and shot at an 18-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl, two 16-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl. The victims were all treated in hospital.

The youth has also been charged with five counts of attempted murder, five counts of discharging a firearm while being reckless to the live and safety of another, and seven weapons charges, all relating to the Black Creek Drive shooting.

— David Venn, Toronto Star 

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