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Never thought something like this would ever happen at my school!

Now don't say nothin' exciting ever happens in Canada :P

College pub shooting injures 3 in Oshawa (Toronto Star)


College pub shooting injures 3 in Oshawa



Students at Oshawa's Durham College woke up to find their campus the latest site of gun violence in the GTA.

Three people were sent to hospital yesterday and seven others were arrested after a shooting melee at E.P. Taylor's, the campus pub.

Police received a 911 call at about 1:25 a.m. reporting a shooting. At the scene, officers found two people had been shot at the pub.

Doogie Braxton, Phillip Marx and Tyler White live in a campus residence and were at the club when the shootings occurred. It was the second Friday that Flow 93.5 radio station hosted an event at Taylor's.

"We were there and after they went live to air on Flow, a lot of outsiders came in who most of the people didn't know," said Braxton, 22. "All of sudden, 20 seconds later, we heard gunshots, probably about three or four rounds. Most of us just fled. I believe in the aftermath one of the bouncers got hit in the leg and one of the students who goes here got hit in the stomach twice."

The altercation occurred near the entrance of the club.

The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a stretch limousine. While police near the pub attended to the victims, other officers saw the limo driving west on Highway 401. Durham and Toronto police forced the limo to pull over as it exited the 401 at Kennedy Rd. in Toronto. Seven people were arrested.

Officers found one of the men in the car had also been shot and he was taken to hospital. The three men who were shot are now in stable condition at various hospitals around the GTA.

As part of their investigation, police closed down a portion of the westbound 401 near Whites Rd. to search for evidence around 5 p.m. yesterday.

Administrators closed the college for most of yesterday so police could investigate.

Classes were cancelled and the library was closed.

Wayne Williams is the program director of Flow and was at the Durham College pub last night. He says they have discussed improving security at clubs where the station has live broadcasts. The student centre, where the pub is located, was cordoned off as police gathered evidence.

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