Toronto police say two people shot during robbery in city's north end

TORONTO — Two suspects are still being sought after two people were shot during an apparent robbery in Toronto's north end, the city's police chief said Thursday morning.

Officers, including the force's emergency task force, responded to reports of a shooting near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue West at 10:24 a.m.

Saunders said two people suffered from serious injuries after the suspects started shooting inside the business.

Police said one of the victims made their own way to hospital while another was transported by emergency services. Saunders said a third person suffered an apparent anxiety attack in the incident.

"We're aggressively investigating this," Saunders said at the scene.

"We're canvassing the area. After that is done we're going to see what we can do to identify the suspects."

He said police searched the business where the shooting took place three times to ensure the suspects were no longer there.

The entire industrial complex where the shooting took place was also searched by officers, Saunders said.

The chief said the suspects are believed to have escaped on foot.

Businesses in the area said there was a large police presence as officers began to collect surveillance camera footage Thursday morning.

Saunders said more evidence will likely be shared later on Thursday.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 14, 2019.


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