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Five people seriously wounded in drive-by shooting in York

Last Updated Jul 11, 2020 at 7:18 am EDT

Police investigate after five people were shot in East York on July 10, 2020. CITYNEWS

Five people were seriously injured when at least two suspects randomly began shooting at individuals in the city’s west end late Friday night.

Police say they were called to the area of Jane Street and Woolner Avenue, just north of St. Clair, after multiple reports of gunshots just before 10:30 p.m.

When they arrived they discovered a woman in her 50s along with two men, one in his 40s and another in his 30s, all suffering fromserious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Police later said two more individuals showed up at an area hospital also suffering from gunshot wounds. They are also said to be in serious condition.

Police say they are searching for two suspects who fled the scene eastbound on Woolner in a grey or silver sedan.

“Completely reckless,” said Insp. Norm Proctor. “These individuals with no regard for human life just took it upon themselves to shoot out of their vehicle at anybody who was in that area.”

The shooting was one of several incidents police responded to across the GTA Friday night.

Police say six to seven male suspects were firing at a vehicle in the area of Kipling Avenue and Kidron Valley Drive shortly after 11:30 p.m. Numerous shell casings were found in the area.

Police were also searching for at least three suspects after shots were fired at a home in the area of Parma Court and Victoria Park Avenue.

Numerous bullet holes were also found on a vehicle in the area of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. There were no reported injuries or victims. Police are searching for at least one suspect.

Earlier in the afternoon, a 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen following a shooting incident outside the Scarborough Town Centre shopping centre.