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Man in serious condition after being found with gunshot wounds outside Toronto medical centre

Police located the victim just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. .
Police located the victim just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. . Global News

Toronto police say a 64-year-old man has been rushed to hospital in serious condition after being found with gunshot wounds outside a downtown medical centre Thursday evening.

Police say the victim showed up in a vehicle at the Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre on Wellesley Street East between Yonge and Church streets just before 10 p.m.

Insp. Jim Gotell told reporters the victim was being driven by someone who called 911 after he was shot. The driver pulled over after an ambulance was dispatched, Gotell said.

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According to Gotell, the shooting did not occur where police found the victim, but it is believed to have happened near Broadview Avenue and Chester Hill Road, south of Mortimer Avenue, about 20 minutes earlier.

“We did locate the shooting scene there so that currently is now being investigated. Officers from forensic identification are there collecting evidence,” Gotell said.

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Police investigating evidence of gunfire on Chester Hill Road near Broadview and Danforth avenues.
Police investigating evidence of gunfire on Chester Hill Road near Broadview and Danforth avenues. Global News

Police said in an earlier update that residents reported hearing multiple gunshots near a park.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 416-808-5500.

The shooting comes amid two other reports of gunfire: near McCowan Road and Trudelle Street in South Cedarbrae and at Roxborough Drive and Highland Avenue in Rosedale. The two other incidents reportedly took place before and after the incident near Broadview Avenue and Chester Hill Road.

As of Thursday night, it wasn’t clear whether the incidents were connected.

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