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Man dead and 2 others seriously injured after separate shootings in north-end Toronto

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A man is dead and two others have been seriously injured after two separate shootings in Toronto‘s north end Thursday evening, officials say.

The first incident happened at a townhouse complex on Gosford Boulevard, near Jane Street and Shoreham Drive, just after 8:30 p.m.

Toronto police said four people entered the area and three of them started shooting at a group of men playing dominoes in the common area. After officers arrived, two victims were found.

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A man was found without vital signs and despite efforts by paramedics to save the man, police said he died at the scene.

Investigators identified the man as 57-year-old Maple resident Anthony Martin.

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A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson said a second victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects were reportedly seen leaving the scene in a silver, four-door sedan. Police said an abandoned Toyota Corolla matching that description was found nearby on Friday and they “strongly believe” the car is connected to the shooting.

They say the same group of people is believed to be responsible for another shooting on Driftwood Avenue earlier in the day.

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About 45 minutes later after the shooting on Gosford Boulevard, police said emergency crews were called to a property on Futura Drive, east of Jane Street and Grandravine Drive.

Police said shots were fired near a home and it was reported some of the bullets went through a window, striking a man. Suspects were seen leaving the area in a car.

The Toronto Paramedics spokesperson said a man in his 20s was taken to a hospital in serious, but non-life-threatening condition.

As of Friday, officers didn’t connect the shootings on Gosford Boulevard and Futura Drive.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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