Toronto

3 men injured, 1 critically, in shooting near Queen and Ossington

Three men were injured, one critically, in a shooting in the west end early Monday, Toronto police say.

Police received several calls about the sound of gunshots around 2:30 a.m.

Blood was left on the sidewalk outside a cafe on Queen Street West west of Ossington Avenue after the shooting. (Taylor Simmons/CBC)

Three men were injured, one critically, in a shooting in the west end early Monday, Toronto police and paramedics say.

The shooting occurred on Queen Street West near Brookfield Street, west of Ossington Avenue. 

Police received several calls about the sound of gunshots at about 2:30 a.m., according to Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service. Callers told police that one man was laying on the ground.

When police arrived, they found three victims with "varying degrees of injuries," Douglas-Cook said. 

"They were all victims of a shooting. All victims were transported to hospital," she added.

Toronto police officers gather evidence on Brookfield Street. (Taylor Simmons/CBC)

One is listed in life-threatening condition, while the other two are listed in serious condition, she added.

All three victims are male, according to James Burgin, deputy commander for Toronto Paramedic Services.

Police have taped off a large crime scene as officers continue to investigate.

Queen Street West, which was closed in both directions from Dovercourt Road to Ossington Avenue, has been reopened. 

Members of Toronto police's emergency task force were called to search the area for suspects.

Members of Toronto police's emergency task force were called to search the area for suspects. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)