Five people were injured in a nightclub shooting in Toronto overnight, with police making a quick arrest in connection with the incident.

Toronto police say they were called to the Empire nightclub at 50 Cumberland St., at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday for a reported shooting.

When police responded to the shooting, they saw people fleeing the scene.

Police say that "some people" were found at the scene with non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital. Other wounded persons showed up at hospital on their own.

A 26-year-old Toronto man was found near the scene with a loaded handgun. Police say he now faces 16 charges, including five counts of aggravated assault and various firearm-related offences. He is due to appear in court on Monday.

Police are urging any other wounded parties to seek medical attention and to contact them.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-5300, or to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.