Man dead, 3 others injured after shooting in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood

Toronto police taped off a high-rise building in Parkdale after a shooting left one person dead and three others injured on Tuesday. (Dale Manucdoc/CBC - image credit)
Toronto police taped off a high-rise building in Parkdale after a shooting left one person dead and three others injured on Tuesday. (Dale Manucdoc/CBC - image credit)

A man is dead and three other people are injured after a shooting in an apartment building in Toronto's west end on Tuesday.

Police were called to a 19-storey high-rise building at 245 Dunn Ave., near Queen Street West in Parkdale, shortly after 5:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

All four victims were found in "multiple locations," police said.

Officers are searching for two suspects, both men, according to Acting Insp. Craig Young, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service.

"Right now, we have a very large police presence in the building. We have officers going floor to floor, stairwell to stairwell, firstly to see if there are any suspects, to locate suspects, and also to confirm that there are no further victims," Young said.

"This is now an active homicide investigation."

1 man pronounced dead at scene

Young told reporters officers initially found an injured person in the building's lobby when they arrived. Police began life-saving measures. That person was taken to hospital in serious to life-threatening condition.

Then, officers found the second victim, a man, in a third floor unit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Young said a third victim, a woman, fled the building and boarded a TTC bus on Queen Street West. She was taken to a local hospital and is believed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries, he said. A fourth victim, a man, went to a local hospital on their own and is also believed to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Young said both suspects were wearing dark clothing. "We don't know their location but we are searching for them right now," he said.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed anything to come forward.

Young said a person in the building was taken into custody but he could not confirm if that person is a suspect.

"It's a very dynamic situation still," he said.  Despite the search for suspects, Young added: "I don't think there is a threat to public safety."

Residents who live in the building were asked to shelter in place while those trying to get inside were not allowed to enter. A TTC bus has been provided for residents stranded outside, he said.

Young would not confirm if there was a shooter still inside.