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4 people injured in shooting near Kensington Market

Last Updated Jul 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm EDT

Toronto police investigating after 4 people were injured in a shooting near Kensington Market. CITYNEWS/Daniel Berry

Toronto police say four people have been injured, one man seriously, after a shooting near Kensington Market.

Officers were called to the scene after there were reports of a large amount of gunfire at Augusta Avenue and College Street just after 10:30 p.m.

Police say three victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds

EMS tells CityNews they transported four patients.

One man, believed to be in his 30s, was rushed to a trauma centre with with serious to life-threatening injuries. Police say he is now in stable condition.

A second person was rushed to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Two other victims suffered minor injuries.

Four people were reportedly seen fleeing the scene and police are currently looking for suspects.

In response to the weekend violence, Premier Doug Ford released the following statement:

“My heart goes out to the victims of the shootings in Toronto over the Canada Day long weekend. This has been a very difficult summer in our city, and thoughts and prayers just aren’t going to cut it anymore. We need action.

“Toronto is home to the greatest police officers. We need to make sure they have the resources to round up these criminals, build relationships in communities, and prevent these shootings. I am looking forward to meeting with representatives from the Toronto Police in the near future so we can get to work on a strategy to end this senseless violence.”