Afternoon double shooting shakes east-end Toronto neighbourhood
Victims, believed in their 20s, were conscious and breathing, according to police
Two men are injured and two other men are in custody after a double shooting in the Beach Triangle near Woodbine and Queen on Sunday afternoon, according to Toronto police.
Officers were called to the area at about 2:30 p.m. for reports of gunfire.
Police said that two men, reportedly armed with guns, were seen fleeing from a vehicle in the area after shots were heard. They were apprehended minutes later and are now in police custody, said Katrina Arrogante, spokesperson for Toronto police.
Officers recovered three firearms that are believed to be connected to the shooting. Multiple shell casings were also found.
No charges had been laid as of late Sunday afternoon, Arrogante said.
The two victims, who police believe to be in their 20s, were conscious and breathing when officers found them, Arrogante said. One had multiple bullet wounds throughout his body, she added, while the other sustained lower body injuries.
Paramedics transported both victims to hospital for treatment. They are both expected to survive.
Investigators have reason to believe there may a third victim who has not been located, according to Arrogante.
Police set up perimeters in at least two different locations. One scene was centred around an Audi SUV that had several bullets lodged in it. Another was around a crashed Mercedes sedan. Investigators said later Sunday that evidence suggests the initial shooting occurred near the corner of Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road.
The eastbound lanes of Queen Street E. and the northbound lanes of Woodbine Avenue between Queen Street East and Dixon Avenue were closed for six hours as police investigated. The roadway reopened at 8:30 p.m.
With files from Lucas Powers, Adrian Cheung and Grant Jennings