According to Toronto police, many persons were injured in a drive-by gunshot in Scarborough overnight.
Officers responded to allegations of a drive-by gunshot in a parking lot near Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue East about 1 a.m. on Saturday.
According to authorities, four men were recovered with gunshot wounds at the location.
Two of the patients were brought to a local hospital, while the other two were sent to a trauma center.
A fifth male victim also made his own way to hospital, police said. All of the victims sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The victims are between 28 and 35 years old.
Police said the suspects reportedly fled the scene in a blue car but no further suspect information has been released.
Const. David Hopkinson said it’s fortunate that the brazen shooting didn’t have a worse outcome.
“We do have and we have located bullet holes in other cars and in other areas surrounding this. Had there been other people standing nearby they could have easily been struck by the stray bullets and that could have ended very tragically,” he told CP24 Saturday morning.
We’re very very lucky. I say lucky- we have five victims in hospital- but we’re lucky that more people did not get hurt.”
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.