2 teens in serious condition after shooting in Toronto’s east end

Shooting in Toronto’s east end injures 2 teens
WATCH: Two male teenagers are in serious condition after a shooting on Cosburn Avenue, east of Pape Avenue, police said on Thursday.

Officials say two male teenagers are in serious condition after they were found with gunshot wounds in Toronto‘s east end Thursday evening.

Emergency crews responded to a building on Cosburn Avenue, east of Pape Avenue, just after 9 p.m. after reports three gunshots were heard behind a building.

Officers were reportedly close by and found two victims with gunshot wounds.

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A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson told Global News the two patients were taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries.

Police said in an update Thursday night that the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A male suspect was reportedly seen running away on foot.

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The incident comes after eight people in three separate incidents were shot in Toronto’s west end on Wednesday and Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders announced the extension of Project Community Space “until further notice.” It’s a multi-week initiative aimed at cracking down on gun violence stemming from street gang activity.

Meanwhile, anyone with information or video was asked to call police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.