Gunfire rang out at York University Thursday night.
The President of York University has just issued this statement:
York University President and Vice Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri
TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - "I would like to express my thoughts and concerns for our two students who were injured when a firearm was discharged on the evening of March 6th on our Keele campus. Toronto Police Service was called immediately and York University is co-operating with Toronto Police Service in their investigation.Our immediate focus is on supporting the two students and their families, and in providing counseling support for York Community members. Senior University representatives have been with the victims at the hospital, and I am appreciative to hear that both are receiving the treatment they need. I am thankful to understand their injuries are non-life threatening.As we have resumed normal operations, the University has taken several measures to enhance safety on campus, including increasing security patrols and the use of Toronto Police Service. "
One woman was shot, another injured in the food court of the student Centre of the building on York Boulevard, near Keele St, according to EMS.
They suffered non-life threatening injuries and are expected to recover.
This happened around 10:45 p.m. and police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene. Police have not commented on any possible motive or whether the shooting was random.
Signs were put up in the student centre warning students to find shelter because of an emergency. The lockdown order was lifted just after 1 a.m.