A man is in the hospital undergoing emergency surgery after suffering critical injuries in a shooting inside a King West nightclub early Sunday morning.
Officers from 14 Division doing crowd control near King and Bathurst streets heard gunshots ring out at EFS Social Club, 647 King St. W., around 3:30 a.m. today, according to Toronto police.
“They responded very quickly. And when they did respond, they were met with people fleeing the nightclub,” CP24’s Insp. Jeff Bassingthwaite reported this morning.
Once inside the club, Bassingthwaite said officers found a male victim without vital signs. They started doing CPR before paramedics arrived at the scene. The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and is now in the operating room.
A second victim, a woman, was also located inside the nightclub, he said.
This individual has serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Both victims are in their mid- to-late 20s.
Bassingthwaite said police believe there may be another person who was also shot during the incident.
“There might be a third victim based on some of the information we have from inside. So we’re looking and hoping somebody will come forward,” he said, adding the only suspect information available at this point is that the suspect is a Black male who was last seen “exiting the club.”
A large police presence remains in the area of King and Bathurst streets as the investigation continues.
Drivers should note nearby roads are still closed.
Investigators are now in the process of reviewing video footage from inside and outside of the club. They’re also asking anyone who happened to drive by this area at the time of the shooting or anyone with any photos or videos from inside the club to get in touch with them.