Two teens critically injured in one of three Toronto shootings Sunday


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Two teens, ages 15 and 16, were wounded in the first of three shootings that happened just hours apart on Sunday.

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Emergency personnel responded to reports of a shooting around 2:40 p.m. and found two victims suffering from serious gunshot wounds. They were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

“The reports were there were multiple gunshots heard in the area upwards to 15 shots,” said Toronto Police Const. Alex Li to reporters on the scene.

“We have spoken already to numerous witnesses. Our Guns and Gangs task force has been deployed. It’s concerning with young people being shot. It’s definitely brazen. In broad daylight on Father’s Day, on a nice day, on the weekend.”

There is no suspect information.

Meanwhile, Li said officers were also investigating two other shootings on Sunday afternoon.

Police responding to the second one — at Allen Rd. and Eglinton Ave. around 4:17 p.m. — found a critically-injured man who was sent to hospital with gunshot wounds.

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In the third shooting, paramedics were “assessing” a patient who was found without vital signs around 4:20 p.m. in the Caledonia Rd.-Lawrence Ave. area, said Li.

“It is concerning,” added Li. “These separate incidents, although isolated, in its totality, we are concerned, but the message for the community is be aware of your surroundings and be cognizant of your surroundings and if you see something, say something.”


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