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Man charged with attempted murder after airport hotel shooting

Toronto police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man with attempted murder — along with a series of other charges — in connection with a shooting earlier this month that sent a 39-year-old man to hospital with serious injuries.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport hotel, near Highway 27 and Dixon Road.

The two men got into an argument, before one produced a gun and shot the other, Toronto police said in a press release Tuesday.

Emergency crews found the victim with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to hospital in serious condition, Insp. Norm Proctor said at the time of the shooting.

Police say they conducted a search of a home on Sunday in Mississauga, near Dixie Road and Bloor Street, and seized a loaded revolver, 14 rounds of ammunition, about 57 grams of cocaine and cash.

The suspect was arrested and is now facing 16 charges, including attempted murder, failing to comply with a prohibition order, and possession of a loaded firearm.

He is set to appear in a Toronto courtroom Monday at 10 a.m.

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