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2 shootings send victims to hospital

01/05/2012 09:26 EST | Updated 03/06/2012 05:12 EST

Three men are in hospital following a night of gun crime in Toronto.

Police responded to three separate shootings Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

The most serious incident happened at about 4:20 a.m., when police responded to a 911 call and found a man bleeding in the street near 1703 St. Clair Ave. W., near Old Weston Road.

The man was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital. Police later said his injuries were considered life-threatening and he was heading into surgery.

CBC’s Trevor Dunn was at the scene early Thursday and said police had blocked off a large section of St. Clair West for their investigation.

“This is a very large crime scene,” Dunn reported. “St. Clair West all the way to Caledonia [Road] is taped off. There are lots of officers on scene here.”

Const. Wendy Drummond said the scene was so large because police don't know where the man was shot.

Police seek information

Later Thursday, police appealed for witnesses to come forward if they had information about the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-1100, to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www.222tips.com.

Members of the public can also text TOR and their message to CRIMES (274637). They can also contact police through Facebook.

Another shooting happened late Wednesday just after 11 p.m. when a 17-year-old male was found shot on the 13th floor of the Bond Place Hotel, located at 65 Dundas St. E., just east of Yonge Street. He was shot in the buttocks and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The suspect is not co-operating, police said.

Also, around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday a man in his 20s was shot in the back near Birchmount Road and Sheppard Avenue East. That person also underwent surgery, police said.

Drummond said there's no explanation for the violent night.

Police have no suspects in any of the shootings.

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