2 seriously injured after shooting in Toronto’s east end, 3 taken into custody on Highway 401

Two people have been seriously injured after shootings in east-end Toronto Thursday night and three people are in custody, officials say.

A Toronto police spokesperson said emergency crews received multiple calls to the Danforth Road and Savarin Street area at around 10 p.m.

Officers could be seen at a bar on Danforth Road near the intersection, north of Eglinton Avenue East, and it was later reported by police that two male victims were found: one near the bar and the other near McCowan Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

A white SUV was reportedly seen leaving the area.

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Even though the victims were found within minutes of each other, it wasn’t confirmed if both shootings were indeed connected.

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A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson said both individuals were taken to hospital in serious condition.

A short time later, Ontario Provincial Police said the eastbound collector lanes of Highway 401 just east of McCowan Road was closed.

Toronto police said a “vehicle stop” occurred in connection with one of the shooting calls received, adding guns were recovered. The service said three people were taken into custody.

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