June 8, 2019 10:43 am
Updated: June 12, 2019 8:47 am

2 men seriously injured after shooting on TTC bus, police searching for 3 suspects

Toronto Police release security camera images of three suspects believed to be involved in a shooting on a TTC bus in Etobicoke.

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Toronto police say they are looking for three suspects after two people were shot on a TTC bus early Saturday.

Police said they received a call shortly after 4 a.m. for reports of a shooting in the area of Islington Avenue and Bloor Street in Etobicoke.

A police spokesperson said when officers arrived on scene, they located two men who had been shot on a TTC bus. Police said the bus was carrying about 15 to 20 passengers when the shooting occurred.

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Investigators said both victims had been shot in the mid-section of their body and were transported to hospital in life-threatening condition.

One victim has since been upgraded to stable condition, while the other remains in life-threatening condition.

Investigators said two men were seated at the back of the bus when they became involved in a verbal dispute.

One of the men took out a handgun from the satchel of another man he was with, according to police. That man then shot the man with whom he was arguing, said police.

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A bystander, another man, tried to intervene but was then shot by the man holding the gun, investigators said.

Police said the armed man dropped the handgun as he was attempting to flee the bus but it was reportedly picked up by a woman who was with the suspect. All three suspects reportedly fled on foot.

Once the bus stopped, most of the passengers left before police arrived at the scene.

Police said no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, but they have released a suspect description and photos for the three suspects they believe to be involved.

The first suspect, who allegedly fired the gun, is described as a man wearing a blue jacket and sunglasses.

The second suspect, who was allegedly carrying the gun in a light-coloured satchel, is described as a man wearing a black hooded top.

The third suspect, the woman who allegedly picked up the gun, is described as wearing a dark-coloured jacket.

The victims have not been identified, and their ages have not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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