Toronto gangs to reschedule shootings to off peak hours to lessen strain on police resources

Toronto temporarily adding front-line officers to curb rash of deadly shootings

Toronto will add more front-line officers during peak hours for gun violence for the remainder of the summer, the police chief and mayor announced Wednesday.

Increased resources will be devoted to patrols during the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., the window during which most shootings occur in the city.

The move is part of a new “gun violence reduction plan” that comes in the wake of a spate of high-profile and brazen shootings.