Five more people have fallen victim to Toronto's rising gun violence problem, with two more shooting incidents occurring within the past 48 hours.

The first incident happened on Sunday night in Kensington Market around 10:30 p.m. near Augusta Avenue and College Street. Shots that were fired by a group of unidentified suspects who injured four people. They were soon rushed to hospital by paramedics.

Two of them were males in their 20s who suffered serious and possibly life-threatening wounds. The other two luckily only sustained minor injuries.

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The second incident happened early Tuesday morning in the downtown core around 2:45 a.m., near King Street West and Porland Street. A man was shot in the lower body and the wound is reportedly serious.

People in a white SUV were also shot at by the suspects but managed to flee the scene. They were located soon after and are now working with police in the pending investigation.

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A total of 10 people have been injured over the long weekend — two died from shooting incidents and one of whom was stabbed. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says he is concerned about the "brazenness" of some of the incidents that have recently occurred.

“The gunplay usually occurs at night in particular neighbourhoods where there is not as much capacity of people,” Saunders added. “The brazenness is a concern.”


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