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Police probe late night shootings in Toronto, Richmond Hill

Last Updated Aug 6, 2020 at 2:05 pm EDT

York regional police at the scene of a shooting on Blyth Street in Richmond Hill. Bertram Dandy/CITYNEWS

Police are investigating two separate shootings in Toronto and Richmond Hill late Wednesday that sent one person to hospital.

The first incident took place around 10 p.m. outside a home on Blyth Street in Richmond Hill.

A middle-aged man was shot in the chest during what York regional police are describing as a targeted shooting during a robbery.

The victim’s injuries are considered serious.

In an update later Thursday, police said the victim was approached by three suspects on a driveway. He was robbed of cash and shot. 

Police are looking for three suspects who fled in a dark colour Sedan.

At around midnight, Toronto police received numerous calls for shots fired on Manhattan Drive in the Warden Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East area.

A witness reported seeing someone in a green Kia shooting at a white Mazda before both vehicles sped off.

Two suspects ditched the Kia nearby at Parma Court and officers chased them on foot. Both were captured and arrested. Police said a firearm was recovered.

Police have not been able to locate the other vehicle. No injuries have been reported.