Police said a man is in serious condition after a shooting in the city’s west-end Thursday morning.
Emergency crews were called to the area of Harding Avenue and Jane Street just before 9:30 a.m. following a report of several gunshots fired.
Toronto paramedics said the 29-year-old man is in serious condition, but is expected to survive.
According to police, the victim and another person were inside a parked car in a residential parking lot when three males appraoched the vehicle and began firing.
Police said that witnesses reported seeing the three males, dressed in dark clothing, fleeing east from the location.
On Wednesday evening, five teens were injured in what police described as a “targeted” shooting near Clearview Heights Road near Trethewey Drive, about two kilometres away from the scene of this morning’s shooting.
Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, Toronto police Duty Insp. Jim Gotell said investigators are looking into a possible connection between the two incidents.
“Obviously that is something that we will take a very hard look at to see if that is the case. But it’s way too early to speculate on that at this point and time," Gotell said.
Toronto police Duty Insp. Jim Gotell provides on update to reporters after a Thursday morning shooting in the city's west-end. (CTV News Toronto)
Police also said that they have obtained video footage of the incident and will be providing a more detailed update later this morning.
- witnesses report seeing 3 males wearing dark clothing fleeing east from the location
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