Three children and two adults have been injured after a shooting at a children’s birthday party in Toronto’s west end, officials say.
According to police, a one-year-old boy, a five year-old girl, a 11-year-old boy and 23-year-old man were among the wounded.
3 dead after 2 separate shootings in Toronto, police say
Police said that the birthday party was for that of a one-year-old, but did not confirm if it was the birthday party of the same one-year-old that was injured.
Emergency crews were called to a residential complex on Tandridge Crescent, southeast of Islington Avenue and Albion Road.
Toronto Police Insp. Kelly Skinner said in a press conference that police were called to the scene over a shooting shortly before 8 p.m.
Skinner said that the only information available on suspects was that there were multiple of them and that they had “escaped from the area.”
3 people killed in 2 Toronto shootings
“There’s nothing more brazen than children outside in a gathering and this kind of violence happening outside right in front of them and them being victims,” said Skinner. “It’s absolutely tragic.”
A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson previously Global News a child is in life-threatening condition, a child and an adult are in serious condition, and a child and an adult also sustained minor injuries.
Authorities did not release any more information on the circumstances leading up to the shooting.
This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the night.
— With files from David Lao
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