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King and Portland shooting latest in string of Toronto violence

Last Updated Jul 4, 2018 at 11:28 am EDT

Toronto police investigate a shooting at King Street West and Portland Street on July 3, 2018. CITYNEWS

A man was rushed to hospital after he was shot in Toronto’s downtown core.

Police were called to King Street West and Portland Street around 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police say there was a dispute between a group of up to six men and a male suspect fired a gun nine times during the dispute.

The victim was hit once in the hip and suffered serious injuries.

A vehicle was also shot at but the driver fled the scene. A white SUV was later located with a bullet hole in it.

The occupants in the vehicle are cooperating with police.

The suspect fled the scene. It is unclear how he left the area and no description is available at this time.

Police say he is believed to be violent, armed and dangerous.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

This shooting comes after a violent long weekend in the GTA with 10 people shot — two fatally — and one person stabbed. Three people were shot at Queen and Peter streets on Saturday — two of them died. Earlier in the day, a 15-year-old boy was shot near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue.

Then on Canada Day, four people were shot in Kensington Market. Earlier in the day, a man died after he was stabbed in the area of Greenwood and Danforth avenues.

On Monday, two men were seriously injured after they were shot in Brampton.