Man dead after shooting in Toronto’s north end, police say

Toronto police say a man has died following a shooting in the city’s north end.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Jane Street and Queens Drive, south of Highway 400, at around 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

Police said there were reports of multiple people seen running through a nearby ravine after multiple gunshots were fired.

Toronto paramedics told Global News a man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was rushed to a trauma centre in critical condition. Officers confirmed he died in the hospital shortly after.

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Less than half an hour later, officers reported being called to another shooting close by at Wilson Avenue and Ridge Road.

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With respect to the second shooting, witnesses reported a vehicle speeding away from the scene. However, no further suspect information was immediately released.

A man reportedly walked into a hospital later on with a gunshot wound. The extent of his injuries were not immediately known.

Police said it is not known if the two shootings are connected.

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