August 9, 2019 7:55 am
Updated: August 9, 2019 8:48 am

1 injured after 3rd shooting in Scarborough neighbourhood in less than a week

Toronto police are investigating after one person was injured in an overnight shooting at a Scarborough basketball court.

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Toronto police say a man is in hospital following an overnight shooting at a Scarborough basketball court.

Officers responded just before 1:30 a.m. Friday to a community centre in the area of Lawrence Avenue East and Orton Park Road, just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road.

Investigators said that when police arrived on the scene, they did not find anyone and that the victim showed up to hospital on his own.

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Police said the victim was initially in life-threatening condition, but have since been stabilized and downgraded to non-life threatening conditions.

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According to police, there were reports of several people seen running from the area after shots were heard.

Simon, a resident in the area who declined to give his last name, told Global News he heard four to five gunshots continuously.

“When I went out to my balcony to check [what was happening], it was a bunch of guys going in the opposite direction, some heading to nearby buildings while others [went] to the main roads,” he said.

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Simon said it makes him feel scared living in the area after hearing about incidents like this.

This is the third shooting in less than a week in the Scarborough area. The shootings have all occurred within a short distance of each other.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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With files from Mark Carcasole 

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