4 injured, 2 seriously, after shooting in Toronto’s Kensington Market

Police and paramedics say four people are injured after a shooting in Kensington Market Sunday night. Jeremy Cohn / Global News

Officials say four people have been injured, one of whom may have life-threatening injuries, after a shooting in Kensington Market Sunday night.

Toronto police and paramedics were called to the area of Augusta Avenue south of College Street before 10:30 p.m.

A Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson told Global News crews rushed a man, who is believed to be in his 20s, to a downtown trauma centre in serious, “potentially life-threatening” condition after he was shot multiple times.

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The spokesperson said another victim was taken to hospital in serious, but non-life-threatening condition. Two others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they received reports of four suspects running away from the scene.

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Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders attended the scene early Monday morning to speak with officers.

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Police closed down part of Augusta Avenue in the area for the investigation.

The shooting marks a violent end to the weekend in which two men were shot and killed on Queen Street West Saturday evening and another man was fatally stabbed early Sunday morning near Greenwood and Danforth avenues.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted Monday that he would be meeting with police officials to discuss the recent rash of violence in the city.

“My heart goes out to the victims of the shootings in Toronto over the Canada Day long weekend. This has been a very difficult summer in our city, and thoughts and prayers just aren’t going to cut it anymore. We need action,” one of the tweets read.

“Toronto is home to the greatest police officers. We need to make sure they have the resources to round up these criminals, build relationships in communities, and prevent these shootings.

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