Toronto

2 men seriously hurt after shots fired inside North York gas station

Two men were seriously wounded after several shots were fired inside a gas station in North York on Friday night, Toronto police say.

Shooting happened at Esso station near Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 1 male suspect sought

Toronto police are looking for a male suspect in this shooting and he is believed to have fled in a vehicle. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

Two men in their 20s were seriously wounded after several shots were fired inside a gas station in North York late Friday night, Toronto police say.

The shooting happened at an Esso station at Dufferin Street and Glen Belle Crescent, near Yorkdale Shopping Centre, according to Duty Insp. Stacey Davis of the Toronto Police Service. Police received several calls about the gunfire shortly before 11 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found two men suffering from a few gunshot wounds each. Toronto paramedics took both men to hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition.

Davis said the two men were "targeted victims" and were not shooting at each other.

Police reviewing surveillance camera video from area

No other victims were found at the station. She said the gas station attendant was the only other person there at the time, but he was not hurt.

"We are reviewing cameras at this moment," Davis told reporters at the scene on Friday night. "There is a lot of video in the area. And officers are on scene, investigating that and speaking with witnesses."

Officers sealed off the gas station overnight and the Toronto police forensics identification unit was at the scene. Officers took statements from witnesses, she said.

Police are looking for one male suspect who is believed to have fled in a vehicle.

Police sealed off the gas station after the shooting to allow officers to investigate. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

 

With files from Jeremy Cohn