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2 men dead, 3 hospitalized after 2 Toronto shootings

Two men are dead and three others are in hospital after two separate shooting incidents in the city Tuesday morning.

One incident happened little before 5 a.m. in north Toronto on Hickory Tree Road near Weston Road.

Toronto police said two men were rushed to a trauma centre where they both died.

“We’re in the process of identifying these men and notifying their families,” Det. Sgt. Aaron Akeson told reporters at the scene Tuesday, adding that police believe the two men are in their 20s or early 30s.

Akeson said police are appealing for any witnesses in the “very densely populated” area to contact them.

“Although this occurred in the early morning hours, there are a lot of residents in the area that may have heard or seen something that may assist us in our investigation,” he said. “It’s the small details that make a big difference.”

Officers are canvassing the area along with forensic officers who are collecting evidence, Akeson added.

“We’re at the very early stages of this investigation and we’re working on reviewing as much information as we can.”

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Toronto police said they were called to a shooting at around 3 a.m. in the downtown core, on Blue Jays Way near Wellington Street that left three people in hospital. (Claude Beaudoin/CBC)

The other incident happened around 3 a.m. in the downtown core, on Blue Jays Way near Wellington Street.

Police say one man was taken to hospital in critical condition, while a woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and another man walked to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All three victims are believed to be in their 20s and 30s.

At least two suspects were at the scene of what police believe was a targeted shooting. Police say the suspects fled in an unknown direction. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information on either shooting to contact police.

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