3 people injured in north Etobicoke apartment shooting

Three people are injured, some seriously, following a double shooting and a stabbing in a north Etobicoke apartment building on Tuesday morning. 

Gunfire rang out around 8:30 a.m. inside a third-floor residence at Tandridge Crescent and Albion Road, near Islington Avenue, Toronto police said. Witnesses inside the building told investigators they heard people screaming and a series of gunshots.

When officers arrived, they found two men who had been shot, said Toronto police spokesperson Const. David Hopkinson.

Both are believed to be in their 20s and were taken to a trauma centre in serious, non-life-threatening condition, according to paramedics. One was shot multiple times, while the other suffered a single gunshot wound.

Investigators located a third victim, a woman believed to be in her 30s, inside the building. She had been stabbed, paramedics said, and was taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

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Supt. Ron Taverner of 23 Division told reporters at the scene the stabbing and shooting are connected and were contained to one suite. No arrests have been made in the case, but he explained investigators "aren't looking for any other suspects at this time."

"We have everything under control in that regard," said Taverner.

Meanwhile, the K-9 unit was called in to assist in the search for the gun that was missing from the apartment. A dog located the firearm in a bush behind a row of nearby townhouses shortly before noon, police said. 

Braeburn Junior School, a neighbouring elementary school, was in a hold-and-secure for several hours while officers searched the area to ensure the gun hadn't been passed off to someone else in the apartment and somehow made its way outside the building, said Taverner.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the shooting and stabbing. Taverner explained the victims knew each other and shared a "personal" relationship, but would not elaborate further. 

"The public doesn't need to be concerned that there's someone loose out there," he told reporters.

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