2 people dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue

Distraught neighbours speak out at the scene of a triple shooting that claimed the lives of two men - one of them in a wheelchair - and left another fighting for his life in hospital. Police believe this was a targeted shooting.

By News Staff

Toronto homicide detectives are investigating after two people died in a shooting outside an apartment building in the Mt. Dennis area early Saturday morning.

Police said they responded to a report of gunshots on Emmette Avenue at around 1:30 a.m.

When officers arrived, police said they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

One man died at the scene and EMS rushed a second man to the hospital but was later pronounced dead, police said.

Police said a third man made his way to a local hospital and is being treated for gunshot wounds. His injuries are considered serious but non-life threatening.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the three victims were outside the building socializing when the suspect came up to them and opened fire.

“One of the males that succumbed…was in fact in a wheelchair,” said Saunders.  “This was a very targetted crime.”

Saunders said they are seeking a male suspect, who is about six feet tall, with a muscular build and with short dreadlock-syle hair.

“The suspect was last seen westbound from this location,” Saunders said. “That person would be considered armed and dangerous.”




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