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3 children, 2 adults injured after shooting at birthday party in Toronto’s west end


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.

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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.

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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.”


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“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.

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This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the night.

— With files from David Lao




© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.





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