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Violent night in Toronto with 3 stabbings, 2 shootings

TORONTO – Five people were injured following three stabbings and two shootings in Toronto Tuesday night.

In one incident, a 35-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was shot in the back. The shooting occurred on the 18th floor of an apartment building at 299 Glenlake Ave., located in the Keele Street and Bloor Street West Area.

Police said a male suspect was arrested on the scene, but there’s no word on charges. Police continue to search for three other suspects.

The second shooting occurred in the Martin Grove Road West and Finch Avenue West area. A man suffered gun shot wounds to the leg, but is expected to recover.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man was stabbed several times just after 11 p.m. on Falstaff Avenue, in the Jane Street and Highway 401 area. He is expected to recover. Toronto police are searching for a suspect in that incident.

At around the same time, a cab driver in his 50s was stabbed twice in the stomach in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area. Police said the male passenger reached over from the back seat to attack the victim.

He suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and is expected to be released from hospital on Wednesday. No arrests have been made.

Also, a woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a party. The incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. in the Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West. There’s no word on a suspect.