1 dead after gunfire erupts in Toronto’s Corso Italia neighbourhood

One person is dead after gunfire erupted in Toronto’s Corso Italia area around noon Friday.

Police were called to the scene of St. Clair Avenue West and St. Clarens Avenue at approximately 11:40 a.m. for reports of shots fired and the possibility of multiple victims.

A white SUV with California licence plates could be seen outside a bakery, with its driver’s side window blown out. More than dozen bullet markers were also seen in the area, surrounded by residential streets and usually busy around lunchtime on a Friday.

CBC Toronto spoke with numerous upset residents and shoppers who heard the gunshots and witnessed the aftermath.

Toronto lawyer Selwyn Pieters posted video of the scene on social media, showing officers performing CPR on a someone laying on the ground outside the SUV.

Several emergency vehicles were in the area as traffic was diverted away.

Paramedics told CBC News they arrived to find one patient, but did not transport anyone to hospital.

Police are now searching for two possible suspects, believed to have fled the area in a four-door sedan.

A vehicle at the scene displayed a California license plate. (Paul Borkwood/CBC)

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