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Woman, 53, seriously injured in drive-by shooting in northwest Toronto

A woman was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in northwest Toronto on Tuesday night, police and paramedics say.

Toronto police say they found several bullet holes in a car and shell casings

Police investigate the scene at Jane Street and Firgrove Crescent after a woman was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night, police and paramedics say. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A 53 -year-old woman was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in northwest Toronto on Tuesday night, police and paramedics say.

Police received calls for a shooting in the area of Jane Street and Firgrove Crescent just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Duty Insp. Mandeep Mann said from the scene. When they arrived, officers located the 53-year-old victim suffering from an upper body gunshot wound and was transported to a local trauma centre.

"I'm told she's in serious but stable condition at this point," Mann said Tuesday night. 

He said police believe the victim was traveling southbound on Jane Street in a vehicle with her adult son. As they approached the Jane Street and Firgrove Crescent intersection, Mann said the suspects fired multiple rounds and struck the victim.

Deputy commander of Toronto Paramedic Services Evert Steenge said the victim was also outside when she was located.

Police are not sure if it was targeted but are searching for a dark-coloured sedan.

"At this point, what we know is that vehicle fled the area so we have several units on scene" including 31 Division and the Guns and Gangs unit, said Mann.

Police are appealing to witnesses and anyone who may have any footage of the shooting to contact 31 Division or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.  

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