CANADA
03/07/2014 09:41 EST | Updated 05/07/2014 05:59 EDT

York University shooting victims not targeted, police say

Toronto police say two women injured by gunfire at York University Thursday night were likely not targeted by the shooter.

At 10:45 p.m. ET police were called to a shooting in the student centre of the campus located on York Boulevard in northwest Toronto.

Police say a man walking through the student centre food court discharged a firearm, hitting one woman in the leg and injuring a second woman with shrapnel.

Both women were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The campus was initially locked down after the shooting. However, the lockdown was lifted around 1:10 a.m. ET when Toronto police advised university officials that the campus "can resume normal operations."

Police say the suspect fled on foot after the shooting.

He is described as a black man in his mid-20s, about five foot eight inches to six feet tall.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black coat.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at 416-808-3100 or by calling Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).