A shooting occured in Toronto on Saturday, injuring four, including three children, Toronto police said.
The three children who were shot were 11, 5 and 1 years old, and the injured adult was identified as a 23-year-old. Police revealed that the shooting occurred at a birthday party for a 1-year-old.
The authorities also noted there are multiple suspects, but did not provide additional details.
Toronto Medics are assisting in the response to the incident, which occurred at Tandridge Crescent near Byng Avenue.
SHOOTING: (UPDATE)— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 20, 2021
Tandridge Cres & Byng Ave
- police o/s
- officers confirmed 4 gunshot victims
- children have been shot, and 1 adult male, injuries are varying
- @TorontoMedics assisting w/ several emerge runs
- Duty Inspector & MRO attending
- will update#GO1150408
While the police did not elaborate on the condition of the injured people, local media outlet City News reported that one child was in a life-threatening condition, another had serious injuries, along with the adult male. A third child reportedly had minor injuries.
Superintendent Ron Taverner also told the outlet that it does not appear that those shot were targeted.
Video allegedly taken on site was shared on social media.
#BREAKING: @TPSOperations say 4 people, including 3 children were shot in Etobicoke just before 8 pm. Paramedics say 1 child has life threatening injuries, 1 child has serious injuries and 1 child has minor injuries. @CP24 pic.twitter.com/GBcyYfsu67— Marc Liverman (@MarcLiverman) June 20, 2021
No further details are immediately available.