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2 dead, 1 injured after daytime shooting in downtown Toronto

Two people are dead and a third is injured after a daytime shooting in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, police say.

Toronto police said it happened in the Parliament Street and Dundas Street East area.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 1:28 p.m. and police initially said they located two injured people.

In an update, police said one male victim died at the scene and a second male victim was pronounced dead in hospital.

The scene in the Parliament Street and Dundas Street East area. Global News

A third victim — a female — was taken to hospital with injuries that were reported to be non-life-threatening, police said.

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Officials haven’t released the ages of the victims.

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A Global News cameraman saw emergency crews performing CPR on one of the victims who was being taken to hospital.

Police said a male is in custody and a gun has been recovered.

Two officers were also injured during a foot pursuit and were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The nature of their injuries is not clear.

Dundas Street was closed in the area after the shooting.

Police were also seen investigating on Arnold Avenue, which is near Parliament and Dundas.

Police on Arnold Avenue, near Parliament and Dundas. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

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