TORONTO – A series of shootings and stabbings over the course of four hours has sent five people to Toronto hospitals Tuesday night.
A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed twice during an altercation at a North York apartment building.
Police responded to a Toronto Community Housing complex on Weston Road, near Sheppard Avenue West, just after 7 p.m. where they found the victim suffering from stab wounds to the chest and leg.
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Officers say the female was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect during a gathering inside an apartment when she was stabbed.
Police are looking for a 27-year-old black male, 5’10” to 6’0″, with a medium build and a trimmed beard. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.
Meanwhile, a man is in hospital after being stabbed multiple times at a Toronto Community Housing complex on Falstaff Avenue just before 10 p.m.
No details of the suspect have been released as the victim is not cooperating with police.
Around 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of a shooting at a community housing complex on Jamestown Crescent.
A man was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower leg and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
There is no word on any suspects.
A short time later, police responded to a shooting at an apartment on Glenlake Avenue, just north of High Park subway station.
A man, believed to be in his mid 30s, was shot in the back after four men forced their way into the victim’s home.
The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officers arrested a man a short time later near the scene of the shooting.
Police have setup a command post in the area as they continue to look for three other suspects.
A taxi driver is in hospital after being stabbed twice by a male passenger around 11 p.m. in the Jane Street and Wilson Avenue area.
The suspect robbed the victim before fleeing the scene.
Police have not released a description of the suspect.