Toronto police say a 20-year-old woman who was shot in the face Monday knew her attacker and the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. 

After the shooting, the victim's friends told police that the incident happened when the group was out for a walk between midnight and 1 a.m. Monday near John Garland Boulevard and Jamestown Crescent, but police now confirm that story was fictitious.

Supt. Ron Taverner told CBC News that the shooting took place in a residence and a suspect has been identified. 

The victim remains in hospital in serious but stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet that wound up in her neck after entering her mouth and shattering teeth.

Police say she is expected to survive. So far, investigators have been unable to interview her about the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing, but police will hold a news conference to update the public on the case at police headquarters at 1 p.m. today.