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1 dead, two injured in triple-shooting in Regent Park

Last Updated Sep 19, 2021 at 5:36 pm EDT

One person is dead and two others injured following a triple-shooting in Regent Park. CITYNEWS/Arthur Pressick

Police are searching for as many as four suspects after one person was killed following a triple-shooting in Regent Park.

Toronto police say they were called to a park in the area of Oak and Sumach streets just before 9 p.m. Saturday following reports of shots fired.

Police initially located two men, both believed to be in their 20s, one of whom was unresponsive.

Life-saving measures were started but the victim was eventually pronounced dead at the scene, according to paramedics. The second man was taken to a trauma centre with a gunshot wound to the body and is said to be in life-threatening condition.

While searching the area investigators located a third victim, also in his 20s, suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. He was taken to a local hospital in non-life threatening condition.

Police say they believe four men, dressed in dark clothing, approached the other three and opened fire on them.

“I’d estimate, and it’s still early at this point, but somewhere around 50 shell casings, which is a ridiculous amount of gunfire that took place,” said Insp. Mike Williams. “It’s a highly populated area. There’s a playground just to the south, so probably lots of people around. Very, very dangerous.”