Man who shot himself in the leg with sawed off shotgun has been arrested


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a shooting investigation.

It is alleged that:

  • – on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at approximately 9:40 p.m., two men entered a courtyard at 6455 Finch Avenue West, in the Finch Avenue West and Albion Road area
  • – one man was armed with a double-barrelled sawed-off shotgun
  • – the second man was armed with a .40 calibre handgun
  • – both men began shooting in the direction of people who were within the courtyard area
  • – the man with the shotgun fired one shot, the second man fired a minimum of 10 rounds from his handgun
  • – both men then fled on to Kendleton Avenue
  • – the man who was armed with the shotgun attempted to conceal it, at which point he discharged a round, striking himself in the leg
  • – police responded, and the man was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injury
  • – investigation revealed the sequence of events which involved the shootings

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at 7:26 a.m., Ojo Oluwaseun, 19, of Toronto, was arrested in the hospital.

He has been charged with:

1) Discharge firearm in a reckless manner
2) Point Firearm
3) Common Nuisance
4) Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
5) Unauthorized Possession of a firearm
6) Possession of a firearm when unauthorized
7) Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
8) Careless use of a firearm
9) Possession of a weapon
10) Carry Concealed weapon
11) Unsafe storage of a firearm
12) Unsafe storage of ammunition
13) Possession of a firearm obtained by crime

The sawed-off shotgun has been recovered. See accompanying photograph.

Police are requesting assistance identifying the second man. He is described as black, 20s, 5’10″-6′, wearing grey pants, a black hooded top with a white logo on the front.

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a black .40 calibre handgun, was located in the Finch Avenue West and Albion Road area.

Police are investigating this as a possible link to the shooting event at 6455 Finch Avenue West the night before, referred to at the beginning of this release.

A photograph of the handgun is attached.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.