Alert issued by police after diseased coyote spotted in the UTSC area

Police request public to call animal services upon seeing coyote

Toronto Police are warning the public about a sick coyote that was seen near UTSC.

According to a Toronto Police report released on Wednesday, the coyote was last seen on Tuesday around Military Trail and Morningside avenue.

The coyote appears to be suffering from a skin condition called mange, which is transmissible to humans. Symptoms include severe itchiness causing hair loss and scabs. The coyote also appears to have an injury to the left shoulder area.

In light of public safety, police are requesting the public to call Animal Services upon any spotting of the coyote, and to avoid approaching the animal.

Chinatown shooting leaves two dead, three injured

Incident brings Toronto homicide total to nine this year

Toronto Police were called to the scene of a shooting that occurred just south of College Street on Spadina Avenue at 3:18 AM on January 30. The violence killed two people and injured three.

A yet to be identified assailant fired at a group of five men in front of the New Ho King restaurant, a Chinese restaurant popular among U of T students due to its close proximity to campus.

Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone told media at a press conference that “some type of altercation” prompted the shooting. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene; another succumbed to his injuries in hospital. The other three victims remain in hospital. The identities of the victims will remain confidential until their families have been notified. Spadina Avenue was closed off between College and Dundas for the police investigation. Carbone said that there are not enough details to release a suspect description and that police are canvassing the area for video footage of the incident.

“As you probably already know, it’s very, very early in the investigation,” said Carbone. “My message here today is to report or to encourage anyone who was in the area of Spadina and Nassau at around 3:15 in the morning to give the Toronto Police a call, or Crime Stoppers.”