Double shooting leads to manhunt in Toronto

Two separate shootings in Toronto have sent three people to hospital with one reported to be in serious condition.

The first shooting took place Jan. 22 at Islington Avenue and St Andrew Boulevard and left a 20-year-old man in hospital.

At around 10.00 pm Jan. 21, a father and son were waiting at the TTC bus stop when a car approached. An exchange took place and a short while after the car returned and an occupant opened fire.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and rushed to hospital with life -threatening injuries.  It is reported that he is in stable condition and being treated at Sunnybrook  hospital.

Police report the incident was a botched attempted robbery. They are looking for two male suspects in their 20s who escaped from the scene in a car travelling northbound on Islington Avenue.

The second shooting took place at around 12.45 am Jan 22 in the Bathurst and Sheppard area. The shooting happened in an apartment building parking lot. The victims were sitting in a parked car when they were approached.  The suspects fired several shots, hitting both occupants.

A 30-year-old woman was shot in the arm, and taken to hospital with serious injuries to the chest. She remains in a stable condition. A 31-year-old man has multiple gunshot wounds and remains in serious condition.

Police report that they are looking for two suspects who fled the scene in a vehicle.

The two incidents have now doubled the number of shootings compared to this time 2014 .

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