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Man seriously injured following early morning shooting on The Bridle Path

WATCH: The peace and quiet of a summer Sunday morning in an exclusive Toronto neighborhood was shattered today by the sound of gunfire, residents of the Bridal Path say the violence hits too close to home. Morganne Campbell has more in this report.

One man is in hospital with serious injuries following an early morning shooting on the Bridle Path on Sunday.

Toronto police responded to a call for gunshots at 6 a.m. at a home on the Bridle Path near Bayview Ave. and York Mills Rd.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found one male with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was taken to hospital with injuries that emergency services described to Global News as life-threatening.

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A Toronto police spokesperson told Global News the shooting took place outside, and there was a crowd of 20 to 30 people in the area at the time.

“I was so scared, I was like shaking,” said Raha, a nearby resident who said she heard a single gunshot around 6 a.m.

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WATCH: Toronto police are investigating after a male was shot at a multi-million dollar home on Toronto’s Bridle Path early Sunday morning.

Man suffers serious injuries after being shot at multi-million dollar home on Toronto’s Bridle Path
Man suffers serious injuries after being shot at multi-million dollar home on Toronto’s Bridle Path

Her father, Ali Ghafori said he hopes the incident puts an end to what he says is an Airbnb at the home.

“I hope it sends a message to whoever should get this message,” Ghafori said.

Airbnb also released a statement to Global News regarding the incident, saying, “The reported behaviour is abhorrent. This listing is no longer on Airbnb’s platform and we’ve suspended the booking guest as we urgently investigate.”

No arrests have been made, and no other information has been provided on the victim or suspects at this time.

Toronto police are on scene, investigating and urging anyone with information to contact police.

One man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following an early morning shooting on The Bridle Path on Sunday.
One man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following an early morning shooting on The Bridle Path on Sunday. John Hanley/ Global News

 

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