Scarborough-Rouge River Coun. Neethan Shan, who represents the area, called this incident “very worrisome.”

“The community is very frustrated and also kind of scared because this is a community that has been very peaceful. There are a number of children in this neighbourhood. Most of the families are extended families with many children under the age of 12. There is an elementary school in the neighbourhood,” he said Wednesday.

“So people have been feeling very concerned in this area.”

Shan also asked anyone with information to contact investigators.

“I would urge the community to stay calm but also would like to tell the community see if they have any cameras on their porches, if they have any dash cameras that was operating during the time, to call police,” he told CP24.

“It is an important collective effort to find this person and I think the community will do that.”