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Park shooting and fall off balcony

The past 24h have not been particularly auspicious for our neighbourhood, our very own 32 Division investigating a fall off a 6th floor and a shooting in a park.

The first incident, took place on Wednesday around 6:30pm on Rustic Road, near Jane Street and Black Creek Drive (cbc).

A shooting near a park in northwest Toronto has left one man dead, Toronto police said on Wednesday night.

Paramedics were called to Rustic Road, near Jane Street and Black Creek Drive, around 6:30 p.m. after a man was shot. He was taken to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

A Toronto police officer, who was with the victim in hospital, confirmed to CBC News he has died.

The man has not been identified at this time.

Toronto police cordoned off much of Rustic Park, as well as several nearby streets, and a K9 team was also dispatched to the scene.

Police haven't released any information about suspects at this time.

Paramedics also raced one man to hospital with serious injuries around 6:33 p.m. after he was stabbed in the neck at 2825 Islington Ave., just north of Finch Avenue West.

Police said the victim is now conscious in hospital and is expected to survive.

Toronto police say the stabbing happened after the victim and two men got into an altercation in a high-rise parking lot.

When the altercation turned violent, the victim was stabbed in the neck and the two suspects fled the area.

Officers are now searching for the suspects, while a forensic team examines the crime scene.

The second (or third, if we count the stabbing) took place in the early hours of Thursday morning (cp24).

Toronto paramedics say a woman was rushed to a hospital trauma centre with life-threatening injuries after she fell six floors from an apartment balcony in North York’s Downsview neighbourhood early Thursday morning.

The woman fell from the balcony of a building located at 1 De Boers Drive, after 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, police from 32 Division said.

She landed on a glass sheet awning extending from the building over ground level and was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital.

Emergency crews told CP24’s Cam Woolley that they could not locate the victim at first, as the woman’s boyfriend took her back to her apartment unit on the 6thfloor.

Police are still investigating what caused her to fall.

We hope that such incidents will not be repeated.

Sources / More info: cp24, cbc


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