3 men injured, 1 critically, in shooting near Queen and Ossington

Three men were injured, one critically, in a shooting in the west end early Monday, Toronto police and paramedics say.

The shooting occurred on Queen Street West near Brookfield Street, west of Ossington Avenue.

Police received several calls about the sound of gunshots at about 2:30 a.m., according to Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service. Callers told police that one man was laying on the ground.

When police arrived, they found three victims with “varying degrees of injuries,” Douglas-Cook said.

“They were all victims of a shooting. All victims were transported to hospital,” she added.

One is listed in life-threatening condition, while the other two are listed in serious condition, she added.

All three victims are male, according to James Burgin, deputy commander for Toronto Paramedic Services.

Police have taped off a large crime scene as officers continue to investigate.

Queen Street West is closed in both directions from Dovercourt Road to Ossington Avenue. Police have not said when they think the street will be reopened.

Members of Toronto police’s emergency task force were called to search the area for suspects.

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