Police shut Toronto high school after shooting

Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:40pm EDT
 
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TORONTO (Reuters) - A high school in Canada's biggest city has been locked down by police after a 17-year-old boy was shot in one of its hallways, a Toronto television station reported on Tuesday.

The boy was shot in either the abdomen or the chest at Bendale Business and Technical Institute in Toronto's east end, TV station CP24 reported. The victim was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

Police swarmed the area and are searching for either one or two suspects, CP24 reported. A second nearby school was also locked down.

Canada's last high-profile school shooting took place in September 2006 in Montreal, when Kimveer Gill opened fire at that city's Dawson College, killing one student and injuring 19 others. Gill killed himself after a battle with police.

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Peter Galloway)