Five people shot in Toronto: paramedics

TORONTO — Police say four people have been arrested in a shooting in northwest Toronto that sent five people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Police say one of the suspects was shot “in an interaction with police” after officers arrived at the scene but is expected to survive.

The province’s police watchdog is investigating that shooting.

Paramedics say two of the five victims suffered “very serious” wounds and the remaining two have minor injuries.

Toronto television station CP24 is reporting that four of the people shot were males, the fifth was a woman.

Toronto police say they were called to the area (near Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue) just before 6 p.m.

They say there were many children in the area at the time. The incident took place near a high school and a community centre.

Sgt. Steve Hicks said he was running a youth program at the centre when he heard a commotion and rushed to the scene, where he found the five people who were shot.

He said police know the five victims, whose names have not been released.

The Canadian Press

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