Alleged Target of Scarborough Playground Shooting Now in Police Custody

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TORONTO - Police say the alleged target in a shooting at a Toronto playground that left two young girls injured is facing numerous charges.

Investigators say 26-year-old Clinton McDonald was arrested Friday as officers with the city's Gun and Gang task force searched an east-end Toronto home.

They say a loaded semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, crack cocaine and heroin were seized.

McDonald is expected to appear in court on Saturday. He's facing several charges, including unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession for the purpose of weapons trafficking and drug possession.

Police allege he was the intended target of a June 14th shooting in which two sisters, aged five and nine years-old, were struck by gunfire as they and other children were in an east-end playground.

Two other men, aged 21 and 23, have already been charged in connection with the shooting and police say an arrest warrant remains outstanding for another 23-year-old.

With files from Heather Seaman and the Toronto Police Service